A utopian ideal: Peter Chadwick's Thamesmead poster series – Creative Review
Graphic designer Peter Chadwick has created a series of posters about Thamesmead in London, using text from 1970s sound recordings and films about the area
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Thamesmead’s buildings might not be as instantly recognisable as the Trellick Tower or Robin Hood Gardens, but in the story of London’s council housing this development is equally as important. There’s so much to say. Let’s start at the beginning. The idea of developing the area to the east of London’s ports was first mooted …
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Thamesmead, Bexley, London
Architects: GLC Architects Department, 1968-7. For some recent pictures see; www.flickr.com/photos/joseph_beuys_hat/291513112/ www.flickr.com/photos/joseph_beuys_hat/291513233/
Instagram post by TJZ • Jan 26, 2016 at 7:31am UTC
Tower blocks along Yartnon Way in Thamesmead - there are 16 of them starting with Clewer House on the left and ending with Argali House on the right at the back. In the front: a walkway connects the sunlit Coralline Walk with Evenlode House (in the shade); both are set to be demolished by 2021. Designed by the GLC's Department of Architecture and Civic Design in 1965 and built in 1967-72. #glcdepartmentofarchitecture #glcarchitects #robertrigg #yarntnoway #lesnes #parkview #thamesmead…
‘A Vision’ – Simon Armitage
The future was a beautiful place, once. Remember the full-blown balsa-wood town on public display in the Civic Hall. The ring-bound sketches, artists’ impressions, blueprints of smoked glass and tu…