In the years 1965-73, when Sydney Cook was borough architect, Camden council designed and built a series of housing projects that gave the borough a distinctive character and attracted attention worldwide. In contrast to the high-rise format generally used for local authority housing, at Fleet Road Neave Brown showed how high density could be provided without building high; and this approach was taken further by Brown himself, at Alexandra Road, and by others in Camden, notably Peter Tábori (Highgate New Town, Polygon), and Benson and Forsyth (Branch Hill, Mansfield Road, Maiden Lane). The talk will provide an introduction to these projects and the ideas that lay behind them.
The talk will take place at the ABA Gallery in London, from 19:00 to 20:15.
The prize for docomomo members is £6.00, whilst £8.00 for non-members.
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