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Portugal Novo

Lisbon, Portugal
by Manuel Vicente

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Elizabeth Denby


born 1894, Bradford

Elizabeth Denby was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, and studied Social Science at the London School of Economics (LSE) between 1916-17. At the LSE she learned rigorous research methods and picked up an interest in sociology that informed her work as an urban planner.

In the 1920s, Denby became..

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Sassoon House

London, United Kingdom
by Elizabeth Denby, ...

In January 1933, Reginald Sassoon, amateur jockey son of the philanthropist Mozelle Sassoon, was killed at Lingfield. In his memory, his mother decided to commission a block of workers’ flats, an idea which may have stemmed from a new acquaintance. This was Elizabeth Denby, who was just embarking..

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Kensal House

London, United Kingdom
by Elizabeth Denby

The housing scheme which utilised a no longer needed corner of the Gas Works site was sponsored by the Gas, Light and Coke Company. There was a team of architects headed by Maxwell Fry, with Robert Atkinson, C H James and Grey Wornum (whose work has been on the blog before). They were joined by a..

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Booth and Ledeboer was selected to design parts of the Festival of Britain Poplar site; Lansbury Lodge, the first purpose-built Old People’s Home commissioned by London County Council together with furniture commissions and interiors.

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IBA Block 70

Berlin, Germany
by Inken Baller, ...

The large Block 70 in Kreuzberg between Fraenkelufer and Kohlfurterstraße was a part of the IBA Berlin 1987. The residential development is by German architectsHinrich Baller and Inken Baller and their contribution to the IBA consists of three vacant lots and one fire wall; two vacant lots were..

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The Bouça was a relatively inexpansive project. Years later, discussion revealed the desire of making improvement in quality and comfort. It was necessary to respond to the needs expressed, though some were on preconceptions that accompany objective improvement in quality of life. So once again..

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Myra Warhaftig


born 1930, Haifa

Myra Warhaftig was a German-Israeli architect, architectural historian and writer. She first studied architecture in Haifa, Palestine. After graduation, she worked in Paris in the office of Georges Candilis, Alexis Josic and Shadrach Woods, who among other things realized Rostlaube at the FU..

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This residential building, created within IBA Berlin 1987 framework as part of IBA Block 2, brought a brick cover to Dessauer Straße. The 4-storey house has a passage in the middle, with balconies above it. The entrances are arranged to the right and left of the passage. The façade looks lively,..

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IBA Block 2

Berlin, Germany
by Romuald Loegler, ...

Block 2, the plot between Dessauer Straße, Stresemannstraße and Bernburger Straße in Berlin-Kreuzberg, was a part of the International Building Exhibition IBA Berlin 1987. The controversial block was originally considered a site for an ecological building by Frei Otto, but was ultimately..

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Christine Jachmann


born 1946, Lüneburg

Christine Jachmann born on November 18th 1946 in Lüneburg, Germany is a renowned German architect, known for her pragmatic approach towards alternate living models in society and her work to actively provide and promote spaces for the existence of “different living” in the standardised world of..

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Zona Espansione Nord, also known as ZEN or San Filippo Neri, is an economically deprived quarter on the northern outskirts of Palermo, Sicily. It is located in the VII municipality and has a population of around 16,000 people. A social housing district ZEN is divided in two well-defined areas,..

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Myatt's Fields South Estate

London, United Kingdom
by Roger Westman, ...

Myatt's Fields South is a social housing estate located between Brixton Road and Camberwell New Road in South London. It is on land that once formed part of the Lambeth Wick estate. It was built between 1970 and 1984 with 470 homes on the North and 324 on the South.

The area to the West of..

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Pepys Estate

London, United Kingdom
by Roger Westman

The Pepys Estate is a social housing estate in the Deptford area of Lewisham, London, designed by Roger Westman.

It was officially opened on 13 July 1966 by Lord Mountbatten.

The estate is made up of several 4 storey blocks, ten 8 storey blocks and three of London's tallest tower blocks at..

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Lillington Gardens is an estate in the Pimlico area of the City of Westminster, London, constructed in phases between 1961 and 1971 to a plan by Roger Westman and Darbourne & Darke. The estate is now owned and managed by CityWest Homes.

The estate was among the last of the high-density public..

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Laurie Baker


born 1917, Birmingham

Lawrence Wilfred "Laurie" Baker (2 March 1917 – 1 April 2007) was a British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and designs that maximized space, ventilation and light and maintained an uncluttered yet striking aesthetic sensibility...

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Rossi House - Block 10

Berlin, Germany
by Aldo Rossi, ...

The building at the corner of Kochstrasse, 1-4 and Wilhelmstrasse, 36-38 is a building designed under the International BauAusstellung IBA Berlin 1987. The building was designed by italian architects Aldo Rossi and Gianni Braghieri. The two italian architects submitted their entry in 1980/81 for..

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The building at Dessauer Straße 36/37 was designed by German architect Christine Jachmann and was a part of the so-called "Women's block" IBA Block 2 of the International Building Exhibition IBA Berlin 1987.

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In her article named, “The iba Block 2 in berlin..

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IBA Block 33

Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
by Arthur A. Ovaska, ...

The residential park at the Berlin Museum, Block 33 was created in the course of the International Building Exhibition IBA Berlin 1987 on the eastern edge of Southern Friedrichstadt in Kreuzberg. The precised location of which is on Lindenstrasse 15-19, Alte Jakobstrasse 129-136 and Am Berlin..

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