Illustration demonstrating the space-saving advantages of multi-storey dwellings, comparing the amount of land required to construct traditional terraced housing with that needed for larger numbers of flats and maisonettes in high rise blocks

RIBApix ref no RIBA36089
Architect/DesignerGoldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1944
Image Date1944
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotomechanical print
Library ReferenceVOS 273 Plate 10
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: During World War II Erno Goldfinger presented his vision of the reconstruction of a post war Britain in a series of exhibitions mounted for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs (A.B.C.A.). In the 1944 ABCA exhibition entitled 'Planning Your Neighbourhood: for home, for work, for play' Goldfinger proposed a blueprint for the rebuilding of the heavily bombed London district of Shoreditch. The image shown here is page 10 of a bound presentation booklet for the project which was designed for the Air Ministry Directorate of Educational Services.

Subject tags

flats, housing, houses, towers, town planning