Reviews

03 Sep2013

Mid-Century Modern House in York

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Blenkin & Co

Two storey side gabled house designed by Brierley Leckenby & Keighley. Irregular plan with garage linked via single storey extension. Shall pitched roof with wide overhanging eaves and exposed roof beams. Brick cross wall construction with large picture window and horizontal weatherboard on garden facing elevation.

27 Aug2013

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, around the same time as the T-15 house by Span (Eric Lyons). The two storey houses in phase 1 and 2, articulated on the upper storey in white painted weatherboard and full height/width glazing on the ground floor, are influenced by the houses of Marcel Breuer and Alvar Aalto. The Modernist flat roof, edged in aluminium strip, emphasises the precise 3-dimensional geometry of cubic forms. Cross wall construction, with brick flank walls.

22 Aug2013

Mid-Century Modern House in Blackheath

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John Payne

Two storey house with basement garage on a narrow in-fill site. Rectangular plan. Modernist flat roof. Discretely faced in white render, harmonising with adjacent Regency villas. Simple elegant asymmetric fenestration, retaining original frames. Skylight brings daylight into the core.

19 Aug2013

Mid-Century Modern Flat in Central London

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Hurford Salvi Carr

The Golden Lane Estate was designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon and built between 1953 and 1963. Cluster of four and six storey slab blocks around a central tower. Completed in 1962 Crescent House comprises 159 flats, 19 shops and a pub. Notable use of bush hammered reinforced concrete. Broad sill band set atop mosaic clad pilotis. Curved facade. Glazing boldly articulated in dark timber frames. Barrel vaulted roof expressed on front elevation as a row of glazed curved arches. Listed Grade II*.

13 Aug2013

Mid-Century Modern House in Dulwich

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Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward

Elegant three storey terraced house designed by Russell Vernon (Austin Vernon and Partners). Rectangular plan with single storey projection on front elevation. Pitched roof with shed dormer. Cross wall construction with subdivisions expressed by projecting brick party walls. First storey articulated in hanging tile. Simple asymmetric fenestration.

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