All posts filed under “Housing

Nakagin Capsule Tower

NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER | Tokyo

LOCATION: 8-16-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan ARCHITECT: Kisho Kurakawa DATES: 1970-1972 Site Visit(s): Sun Nov 2, Mon Nov 3 2014 ___________________________________________ Kisho Kurakawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, repeatedly under threat of the wrecking ball, remains standing. And while yes technically the building’s capsules are constructed of […]

Rakete

RAKETE (“THE ROCKETS”) | Zagreb

LOCATION: Ulica Lavoslava Ružičke, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia ARCHITECT: Centar 51 Design Group – Berislav Šerbetić, Ljubo Iveta, Vjenceslav Richter, Olga Korenik DATES: 1968 NOTES: Initial designs were altered to increase seismic stability in response to the catastrophic 1963 earthquake in Skopje, Macedonia. Site Visit: Tues […]

Firminy Unité

UNITÉ D’HABITATION | Firminy

LOCATION: Rue de la Font du Loup, 42700 Firminy France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier (with completion by André Wogenscky upon Le Corbusier’s death in 1965) DATES: 1964-1967 NOTES: Designated as a “Monument Historique” in 1993 Site Visit: Weds July 16 2014 ________________________________________ The last of the […]

Park Hill

PARK HILL HOUSING ESTATE | Sheffield

LOCATION: Rhodes St Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 5SB, UK ARCHITECT: Jack Lynn & Ivor Smith // Hawkins/Brown DATES: 1957-1961 // 2010-current NOTES: Grade II Listed Building Status granted 1998 // Renovation work was shortlisted for the 2013 Stirling Prize Site Visits: Mon Jun 30, Tues […]

Trellick Tower

TRELLICK TOWER | London

LOCATION: 7 Golborne Rd, London, United Kingdom ARCHITECT: Erno Goldfinger DATES: 1966-1972 NOTES: Grade II Protected Building (1998) Site Visit(s): Weds Feb 05 (Goldfinger Factory/Redemption Cafe), Thurs Feb 06, Fri Feb 21 2014 _____________________________ RELEVANT LINKS http://www.goldfingerfactory.com/ http://architectuul.com/architecture/trellick-tower http://modernarchitecturelondon.com/pages/trellick-tower.php

Alexandra Road Housing Estate

ALEXANDRA ROAD HOUSING ESTATE | London

LOCATION: Alexandra Rd, London NW8, UK [51° 32′ 21″ N, 0° 11′ 0″ W] ARCHITECT: Neave Brown of Camden Council’s Architects Department DATES: 1968 (Design), 1972-1978 (Construction) NOTES: Grade II Listed (1993)   RELEVANT LINKS http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=477882 http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1130403  

Barbican

BARBICAN CENTRE | London

LOCATION: Silk St, London, United Kingdom ARCHITECTS: Chamberlin, Powell and Bon DATES: 1965-1970 NOTES: Grade II Listed in 2001 // Mid 1990s cosmetic upgrades by Petagram (Theo Crosby); 2005-2006 refurbishment, with some alterations to clarify circulation, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Site Visit(s): Tues Feb 11th, […]