A305/24: The Housing Question



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.

Housing has been the most distinctive interest of the Modern Movement in architecture; yet, despite the good intentions of the theorists, the results of this interest have not always been successful. Television broadcast 24, the final programme of the course, studies three post-war housing developments which are very different in character: the L.C.C.’s Roehampton Estate; Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower in North Kensington and Ralph Erskine’s new estate at Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Written by Stephen Bayley, directed by Miriam Rapp, produced the BBC/Open University, aired 18 October 1975 on BBC2.

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