Reviews

11 Jun2014

Mid-Century Modern Bungalow in Sheffield

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Saxton Mee

Exemplar architect designed mid-century bungalow. Irregular plan forming a semi-enclosed courtyard on the front elevation. Monopitch and flat roof, with elevations faced in stone and panels of weatherboard. Notable porte cochere and elegant canopied entrance lined with slender stanchions. Timber front door with glazed inset and side panels.

03 Jun2014

Mid-Century Modern Bungalow in Suffolk

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Jackson-Stops & Staff

Designed by Hans Fleck of Johns Slater and Haward, completed in 1968. Low horizontal form. Broadly rectangular plan. Shallow asymmetric pitched roof, with wide dormer bringing light into the core via a clerestory window. Brick faced, with full height and width glazing in the lounge and dining room.

22 Apr2014

Mid-Century Modern House in Shepperton

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Curchods

The Manygate Lane Estate comprises 80 terraced houses grouped cohesively around landscaped communal areas creating a sense of enclosure. Designed by Edward Schoolheifer, and built in 3 phases during 1964-1965. Three storey terraced house expressed in an assertive rectilinear geometry. Rectangular plan with carport. Cross wall construction with vertical subdivisions expressed by projecting brick party walls. Balcony with horizontal white painted timber rails. Glazed front elevation. Modernist flat roof.

25 Mar2014

Mid-Century Modern Flat in Blackheath

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John Payne

Designed by Eric Lyons for Span, Hallgate was completed in 1958. Comprising 26 flats, Hallgate is part of the The Hall development, for which the final stage, Hall 4, was completed in 1967. Staggered three storey block. Modernist flat roof, cross wall construction. Alternate horizontal bands of white painted weatherboard and glazing form a crisp rhythmic composition. Verticality of the stairwells expressed externally in louvred panels. Simple colour palette, energised by signature coloured glazing panels in open entrance halls. Listed Grade II.

28 Feb2014

Mid-Century Modern Bungalow in Bedfordshire

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Oakleys Estate Agents

Fine side gabled bungalow expressed in a vivid Mid-Century vocabulary. Early example (1952) of progressive mid-century British housing, embracing elements of American and Scandinavian design. Broadly L-shaped plan with linked garage. Shallow clerestory roof. Faced in brick, render and rough cut stone, with large picture window in the lounge.

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