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SpiderX22
04-04-2009, 07:32 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile16677/Isokon-building---Hampstead.htm>Isokon building - Hampstead</a></b><br><br>The Isokon building in Lawn Road, Hampstead, London is a concrete block of 34 flats designed by architect Wells Coates for Jack and Molly Pritchard. They were built between 1933 and 1934 as an experiment in communal living.<br />
Pre-World War 2 residents included Walter Gropius (German architect and founder of Bauhaus), Marcel Breuer (influential modernist), Agatha Christie and László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school).<br />
The Isokon company folded during World War 2 and in 1972 the building was sold to Camden Council. It was refurbished by a housing association (Notting Hill Housing Group) in 2003.<br />
The block has controversially been given Grade I listed status, despite being considered ugly by some people.<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=new/080505/191705Clipboard13.jpg>

SpiderX22
04-04-2009, 07:32 AM
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