In addition to the material that can be viewed in the exhibition, RIBApix is featuring three galleries of these housing types to highlight the huge range of material held in the RIBA Collections. Discover the remarkable variety of cottages often shaped by locally available building materials. Explore the development of flats from model housing and seminal Modern Movement blocks including Highpoint One to post war reconstruction and notorious housing failures such as Hutchesontown C which had replaced the tenement blocks of the Gorbals. Witness how terraced housing functions at all levels of society and continues to be adapted in modern styles.
Much less uniform than terraced house or flats, cottages range from traditional thatch and regional vernacular to workers’ housing and architects’ idealised drawings of peasant housing.
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