1950s British Social Housing

Below is a selection of images of British social housing in the 1950s.

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RIBA125849Studies for an allegorical ceiling painting relating to the City of London: design for a central oval with the corner figures labelled as 'Fortitude', 'Justice', 'Temperance', and 'Prudence'

 
RIBA125850Studies for allegorical ceiling paintings: representations of four continents in trope l'oeil niches, Europe, Asia, Africa, America

 
RIBA125851Studies for allegorical ceiling paintings: representations of four continents in trope l'oeil niches, Europe, Asia, Africa, America


RIBA125852Three elevations and two half-elevations of dormer windows and (lower left-hand) a half-elevation of a dormer window at the Chateau de Cormatin

 
RIBA125853Five half-elevations of dormer windows

 
RIBA125854Three half-elevations of windows, the two to the left possibly alternative designs


RIBA125855Three half-elevations of windows and (lower left) whole elevation of upper part of a window or other opening, with (lower right) detail of the console

 
RIBA125856(Left-hand side and top centre) Half-elevation of a two-storey facade and dormer from the attic storey of this facade, both inscribed Sedan; (lower centre) half-elevation of a rusticated window; (right top) three-quarter elevation of a heavily rusticated window, inscribed Geneve; (right bottom) half-elevation of a rusticated window and part of the opening above it

 
RIBA125857Two half-elevations of rusticated windows


RIBA125858Two half-elevations of windows

 
RIBA125859One whole and three half-elevations of dormers

 
RIBA125860(Left) Half-elevation of a dormer on a base with console, semi-circular pediment shown in full elevation with an elaborate cartouche surmounted by a knight's helmet and plumes; (right) half-elevation of the upper part of a dormer with broken pediment with a cartouche surmounted itself with a broken pediment with foliage motif


RIBA125861Designs for the British Embassy, Washington, D.C.: layout of house and garden with levels

 
RIBA125862Design for a wallpaper entitled 'Angelic Forest'

 
RIBA125863Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: detail section at CC, looking east, showing side galleries to large hall and corbels at angles


RIBA125864Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: designs for completion of east front

 
RIBA125865Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level A

 
RIBA125866Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level B


RIBA125867Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level C

 
RIBA125868Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level D

 
RIBA125869Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level E


RIBA125870Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level F

 
RIBA125871Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level G

 
RIBA125872Designs for Methodist Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London: plan at level H


RIBA125873Brill's Baths, East Street and Pool Valley, Brighton: perspective from the street

 
RIBA125874Brill's Baths, East Street and Pool Valley, Brighton: interior perspective of the circular Gentlemen's Bath

 
RIBA125875Municipal baths, Henry Square, Ashton-under-Lyme: exterior perpsective and plans


RIBA125876Municipal baths, Henry Square, Ashton-under-Lyme: main pool

 
RIBA125877Design for a textile or wallpaper showing cornflowers and leaves

 
RIBA125878Design for a textile or wallpaper showing stylized flowers and leaves