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Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London

RIBA2757-20
Goldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)

Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London

RIBA2758-20
Goldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)

Housing constructed using the YDG (Yorkshire Development Group) system

RIBA2760-20
Richardson, Martin Barrington Newman (1929-2001)
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 8: Housing' in Architectural Review, vol. 148, 1970 Sep. The Yorkshire Development Group was set up in 1962 to serve the housing needs of Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Nottingham. Martin Richardson was the development architect for the group which developed a range of deck access dwelling plans and a medium-rise high-density concrete housing system. This housing is possilbly in Nottingham.

Tom Collins House, Byker housing redevelopment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

RIBA2775-20
Erskine, Ralph (1914-2005)
NOTES: This multi-family housing development was one of the first major examples in Britain of community architecture. Erskine oversaw the development of this project, begun in 1972 and completed in 1978, allowing for tenant cooperation and architectural innovation on a large scale.

Kensal House, Kensal Rise, London

RIBA2787-21
Atkinson, Robert (1883-1952)

Housing constructed using the YDG (Yorkshire Development Group) system

RIBA2796-21
Richardson, Martin Barrington Newman (1929-2001)
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 8: Housing' in Architectural Review, vol. 148, 1970 Sep. The Yorkshire Development Group was set up in 1962 to serve the housing needs of Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Nottingham. Martin Richardson was the development architect for the group which developed a range of deck access dwelling plans and a medium-rise high-density concrete housing system.

Housing at Lesnes, Thamesmead, Greenwich, London: view from Coralline Walk towards Lesnes Towers

RIBA2797-21
Greater London Council. Department of Architecture & Civic Design
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 8: Housing' in Architectural Review, vol. 148, September 1970. Thamesmead was planned in 1965-1966 as a new town on the riverside marshes of south-east London between Plumstead and Erith. It was scheduled for completion in 1974 but was never fully finished and the projected population of 60,000 for the new town was downgraded to 45,000 by the end of the 1970s. From then around 400 houses were being built annually and by 1982, the population stood at 20,000. Since 2014 the managment and regeneration of the area has come under the aegis of Peabody.

Spa Green Estate, Rosebery Avenue, Finsbury, London: the living-room elevation of Wells House seen from Spa Green

RIBA2807-21
Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin
NOTES: The Spa Green Estate initiated a mass housing programme for the London Borough of Finsbury. The design as executed differed little from that first proposed by Tecton to the Borough Council in 1938 although this was conceived as part of a much wider plan to provide the borough with a whole range of much needed facilities, including the Finsbury Health Centre. Immediately after World War II the Finsbury Plan was abandoned and efforts were concentrated on alleviating the chronic housing shortage. The design for the estate was a development of the one which Tecton had submitted to the competition for working-class flats in 1935 and incorporated a number of new features including the Garchey system for refuse disposal (used in England only once before - at Quarry Hill, Leeds), and an aerofoil-shaped section in the roof to allow clothes to dry. This latter idea was developed in conjunction with the scientist, Hyman Levy. The estate was completed in 1950 by Skinner, Bailey & Lubetkin.

Park Hill Estate, Sheffield

RIBA2821-22
Sheffield Corporation City Architect's Department
NOTES: Built between 1957 and 1961, this mixed high-density and controversial housing development was planned and designed by Sheffield Corporation City Architect's Department led by J. L. Womersley.

Notre Dame, Le Raincy

RIBA2830-22
Perret, Auguste (1874-1954)
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