Peter Guillery, David Kroll
Published March 29, 2017
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781859466315 - CAT# Y318105
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The problem of creating affordable, adequate housing for a growing population is not a new one. This book, aimed at anyone with a professional or personal interest in improving housing provision everywhere, aims to inspire by offering in-depth studies of London's housing past and seeks to provide sustainable solutions for the future by linking to wider contemporary historical and social contexts.
This book will influence today’s housing debates through showcasing lessons from the past and highlights examples that inform the present. The buildings assessed in these case studies will be measured in terms of their longevity, sustained popularity, livability, average densities and productivity.
The research and case studies from the book provide an invaluable resource for academics of architecture, urban design, sociology, history and geography as well as professionals, policy makers and journalists.
Foreword Owen Hatherley Preface Andrew Saint Introduction Peter Guillery and David Kroll 1. Urban Design in Victorian London: The Minet Estate in Lambeth 1870 to c. 1910 David Kroll 2. Miles of Silly Little Dirty Houses: The Lessons of Victorian Battersea Colin Thom 3. Renewable Principles in H A Darbishire's Peabody Estates 1864-1885 Irina Davidovici 4. Residential Flats: Densification in Victorian and Early 20th-Century London Richard Dennis 5. South Acton Unsustained Peter Guillery 6. High Social Housing in London c.1940-1970 Simon Pepper 7. ‘We felt magnificent being up there’: Ernő Goldfinger's Balfron Tower and the campaign to keep it public David Roberts 8. Out-of-Sync Estates Ben Campkin 9. Gentrification: The Case of Canonbury Tanis Hinchcliffe 10. Victorian Houses: Recent Approaches to Sustainable Retrofit Sofie Pelsmakers and David Kroll