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April 2016

Housing under Parker Morris

April 19, 2016, 19:00 - 20:15

Two very different and, in their time, innovative, housing schemes both in Westminster. Each used the competition system, with follow up support by Westminster Council under Parker Morris (later more famous for his report setting out post war housing standards). The Churchill Gardens Estate 1947-1953 /1963, architects: Powell and Moya. The Lillington Street Estate 1962 -1972, architects: Darbourne and Darke. Both competitions were won by unknown young architects with little experience. Philip Powell winner of the Churchill Gardens. in 1947,…

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May 2016

E1027 Today

May 17, 2016, 19:00 - 20:15

Tim Benton addresses the presentation of the house-museum E1027.

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June 2016

Saturday Walking Tour of Parker Morris Housing

June 11, 2016, 11:00 - 16:00

A walking tour following on from the recent talk on the two very different housing schemes in Westminster: Churchill Gardens and the Lillington Street estate. The tour will include a visit to a house in Churchill Gardens.

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July 2016


July 19, 2016, 19:00 - 20:15

Barnabas Calder will advance his view that the energy economy of the 1960s made for a better period than there has ever been before or since in which to produce thrilling architecture.

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September 2016

Postcards from Lisbon

September 29, 2016, 19:00 - 20:15

At DOCOMOMO-International’s biennial conference in Lisbon last month over 500 architects, historians and other afficionados of the Modern Movement came together from over 60 countries to discuss such buildings and their adaptive reuse. With 3 days of 5 parallel streams of papers, topped and tailed by keynote lectures, 5 days of tours to Modern buildings, the biennial Council meeting and a day of Specialist Committees it was a most stimulating but somewhat exhausting experience. Some of our own members, who…

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October 2016

The Work of Ahrends, Burton & Koralek

October 11, 2016, 19:00 - 20:15

Peter Ahrends on his office’s work.

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November 2016

The Work of a Public Sector Architect

November 8, 2016, 19:00 - 20:15

Thinking big in the public sector.

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December 2016

Ginzburg on Ginzburg

December 13, 2016, 19:00 - 20:15

The Narkomfin Building. A talk by Alexey Ginzburg and Nataliya Shilova.

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January 2017

On the Work of Ahrends, Burton and Koralek

January 24, 19:00 - 20:15

Paul Koralek follows on from Peter Ahrends

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February 2017

Nicholas Olsberg on Frank Lloyd-Wright: Ideas on Paper

February 28, 19:00 - 20:15

Drawings by FLW

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