Camden has a strong heritage of high density low rise housing that has now achieved iconic status. Much of the impetus for this movement came from Sidney Cook who was the borough’s chief architect at the time.
‘In an era sharply divided by wealth, [Sidney] Cook sought to fulfil the post war Labour idea of well-managed council housing available to the ‘doctor, the grocer, the butcher and the farm labourer’.
‘The social housing they built during this period has become some of the most iconic 20th century housing in the world’.
Below are just some of the amazing low rise high density architecture you can find in Camden today.
Other classic examples of high density low rise social housing includes:
Alexandra Road (1967-79) Neave Brown
Dunboyne Road (1971-77) Neave Brown
Mansfield Road (1974-80) Benson and Forsyth
Lamble Street (1974-80) Benson and Forsyth
Waxham & Ludham (1974-79) Frederick McManus
Barrington Court (1952-54) Powell & Moya
Wood Field (1947-49) Farquharson & McMorran
Isokon Flats 1933-34 (Wells Coates)
References Camden: A Tour of Modern Housing organised by Aidan Hall and Rosalind Peebles from the Architecture Foundation