Tag : social housing

Cumberland Market ca.1922
Oct 13th, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

“Straws from Cumberland Market” (part two)

A brief history of London’s long lost Cumberland Market.1 Cumberland Market - early twentieth century Messrs. J. & A. Crew occupied the left hand of the two tall buildings (See Part One here) Throughout its...

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Ethelburga Estate
Sep 19th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | 1 Comment

Ethelburga Estate, Battersea

Wartime Damage Caused by Bombing – London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 The areas in Black show total destruction; Purple – damaged beyond repair; Dark Red – seriously damaged, doubtful if repairable...

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Onkel Toms Hütte’ - Type II
Mar 16th, 2013 | | Aesthetics | Patrick's Writing | 1 Comment

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom’s Cabin)

Apartment Block on Argentinische Allee “Everything in the world has colour of some sort. Nature has colour – even the grey of dust and soot, even gloom has colour of some kind. Where there is light there must...

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Spa Green Estate is widely viewed as being the finest example of public housing of its type.
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Residences | No Comments

Spa Green Estate

The Spa Green Estate is a public housing estate in London, designed by Berthold Lubetkin. It was listed Grade II* in 1998 and is widely viewed as being the finest example of public housing of its type. I was...

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Barbican Centre
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Conservation | No Comments

Barbican Centre

The Barbican Estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II. The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the...

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Golden Lane
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Conservation | No Comments

Golden Lane Housing Estate, London

The Golden Lane Housing Estate is a 1950s council housing complex in the City of London. It was built on the northern edge of the City, in an area devastated by bombing in World War II. The site had been occupied...

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Arnold Circus Bandstand
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | Recent projects | 2 Comments

Arnold Circus Bandstand

The Boundary Estate is a housing development, formally opened in 1900, in the East End of London. It is situated in the north western corner of Bethnal Green in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and on the...

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