100 Houses 100 Years by Twentieth Century Society
Edited by Susannah Charlton and Elain Harwood
100 British houses celebrating the diverse domestic architecture of the last 100 Years.
100 Houses 100 Years is a fascinating insight into Britain’s built heritage, published in collaboration with the Twentieth Century Society. Showcasing 100 houses, one for each year from 1914 and onwards, the book conveys how our homes have changed over the last 100 years, in step with changes in lifestyles and family dynamics.
From specially commissioned houses for individuals and families to housing built for increased workforces, each of the 100 houses brings a different design style or historical story. There are suburban houses, housing estates, eco-houses, almshouses, converted factories and affordable post-war homes. The houses range in style from mock Tudor to post-modern. Some were designed by local councils and others by the biggest names in 20th-century architecture. Examples include:
1937: The Woodhouse in Kent by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius
1949: 20 Forthlin Road by Liverpool City Council Architect’s Department, where Sir Paul McCartney lived from the ages of 13–22
1967: Creekvean in Cornwall, by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers of Team 4
1972: Hill House in Hampshire by Denys Lasdun
2001: Straw Bale House in London by Sarah Wigglesworth
2015: Grayson Perry’s A House for Essex by Charles Holland
The entries are accompanied by descriptions from leading architectural critics and design historians including Gavin Stamp, Alan Powers,
Elain Harwood, Barnabas Calder and Gillian Darley. Featured in the book are also essays that explore our fascination with housing
designs, the impact of domestic technology and the appeal of architect-designed houses.
Richly illustrated with exterior and interior photographs,100 Houses 100 Years is a must-have for both the serious architecture enthusiast and the property website peruser.
The Twentieth Century Society protects outstanding architecture and design dating from 1914 and onwards, so now has over 100 years of buildings under its protection. Its remit has always been to protect the best of all types and styles of architecture and design from neo-Georgian to Art Deco, Modern Movement to prefab, and its campaigns now extend to brutalist and post-modern buildings.
Also available in this series:
100 Buildings 100 Years and 50 Architects 50 Buildings
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Published by Batsford,
7 September 2017