The housing projects built in Camden in the 1960s and 1970s when Sydney Cook was Borough Architect are widely regarded as the most important urban housing built in the UK in the past 100 years. Cook recruited some of the brightest talent, including Neave Brown, Peter Tábori, Gordon Benson and Alan Forsyth. They designed schemes including Alexandra Road, Branch Hill, Fleet Road, Highgate New Town and Maiden Lane, showing how the required housing densities could be achieved without building high-rise.
Mark Swenarton will talk about this remarkable episode in Camden architecture, and give a nutshell account of the principal projects.
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