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Dulwich: Mid-Century Oasis

Author/EditorDavis, Paul (Author)
Ian Mclnnes (Author)
Catherine Samy (Author)
Publisher: IMcI Publishing
ISBN: 9781916361003
Pub Date04/12/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages208
An illustrated guide to the mid-century architecture of leafy Dulwich, South London, featuring contemporary and historic photographs, site and floor layouts plus stories of some of the current residents . The book highlights the universal value of good residential design.
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Dulwich’s mid-century modern architecture is increasingly recognised for its qualities of light, landscape and lifestyle. In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, around 2,000 new homes were created to the most modern standards without destroying the qualities which had made Dulwich so attractive to previous generations. With both historic and new photography, this book showcases the award-winning work of the Dulwich Estate’s architects, Austin Vernon & Partners, working with house builder Wates. Today, there is much to be learned from the architects and landscape planners who saw their role as fundamental to building Britain’s modern society.

Dulwich’s mid-century modern architecture is increasingly recognised for its qualities of light, landscape and lifestyle. In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, around 2,000 new homes were created to the most modern standards without destroying the qualities which had made Dulwich so attractive to previous generations. With both historic and new photography, this book showcases the award-winning work of the Dulwich Estate’s architects, Austin Vernon & Partners, working with house builder Wates. Today, there is much to be learned from the architects and landscape planners who saw their role as fundamental to building Britain’s modern society.

Growing up in Dulwich Paul Davis’s best friend was Philip Vernon, and Austin Vernon & Partners provided his first architectural work experience, colouring estate layouts. After qualifying, he founded two successful architectural firms and is recognised as a leading residential architect of his generation.

Ian McInnes has been the chair of the Dulwich Society since 2008.
He is a retired architect with a particular interest in mid-century modernism. He has recently been elected as the chair of the 20th Century Society having, at different times, filled the roles of events secretary and treasurer. Between 2012-17, he was also chair of the Society’s casework committee.

Catherine Samy is a non-fiction writer and a consultant in international corporate communications. Her passion for modern architecture was sparked by the brutalist Kenyatta International Conference Centre, built in her home city of Nairobi in the early 70s. She has been involved in many personal architecture projects.

6     Foreword
10    Introduction
14    The Dulwich Estate — a brief history
18    The Dulwich Estate after WW
22    The Architects — Austin Vernon & Partners
28    The Dulwich Estate and Wates

34     The Plan

42    Location of Estates

46    Dulwich Wood Park Estate
70    Woodhall Estate, College Road
84    Whytefield Estate, Croxted Road & Rosendale Road
100   Peckarmans Wood, Crescent Wood Road
118   College Road Estate, College Road
138   Ling’s Coppice, Croxted Road
152   Great Brownings, College Road
168   College Gardens, College Road
176   Courtmead Close, Burbage Road
182   Other estates in Dulwich by Austin Vernon & Partners

198   Sixty years on

206   List of Estates

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