The Resource Cook's Camden : the making of modern housing, Mark Swenarton

Cook's Camden : the making of modern housing, Mark Swenarton

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Cook's Camden : the making of modern housing
Title
Cook's Camden
Title remainder
the making of modern housing
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Mark Swenarton
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Language
eng
Summary
The housing projects built in Camden in the 1960s and 1970s when Sydney Cook was borough architect are widely regarded as the most important urban housing built in the UK in the past 100 years. The schemes - which included Alexandra Road, Branch Hill, Fleet Road, Highgate New Town and Maiden Lane - set out a model of street-based housing that continues to command interest and admiration from architects to this day. Cook recruited some of the brightest talent available in London at the time, including Neave Brown, Benson & Forsyth and Peter Tabori, and also commissioned up-and-coming practices such as Colquhoun & Miller, Edward Cullinan and Farrell Grimshaw. 00The Camden projects represented a new type of urban housing based on a return to streets with front doors. In place of tower blocks, the Camden architects showed how the required densities could be achieved without building high, creating a new kind of urbanism that integrated with, rather than broke from, its cultural and physical context
Cataloging source
ERASA
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA7332
LC item number
.S94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Cook's Camden : the making of modern housing, Mark Swenarton
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Dimensions
27 cm
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Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781848222045
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)987375452

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