A305/14: English Flats of the Thirties

In the context of the exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture, the CCA presents twenty-four broadcasts from the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939, by The Open University. To learn more about the project, visit https://www.cca.qc.ca/A305.

In television broadcast 14, Tim Benton looks at two very different developments to illustrate the differences and the common denominators in the design of flats in the 1930s. The huge municipal Quarry Hill estate in Leeds, designed by R.A.H. Livett, is compared with Highpoint I, an apartment block for upper-income tenants, in Highgate, London, designed by Berthold Lubetkin.

Written by Tim Benton, directed by Edward Hayward, produced the BBC/Open University, aired 12 July 1975 on BBC2.


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