A305/23: The Semi-Detached House

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.

A case could be made for the argument that in the English suburbs, land developers and speculative builders—by wanting to build individualistic houses in vernacular styles away from the city—predicted the formulation of the garden cities. In television broadcast 23, Stephen Bayley suggests that the accumulation of different pressures combined to produce a form of housing and community planning that was, like the Roman idea of rus in urbe, an ideal of sorts.

Written by Stephen Bayley, directed by Patricia Hodgson, produced the BBC/Open University, aired 11 October 1975 on BBC2.


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