Author(s): Stefi Orazi
Modernist Estates takes an inside look at remarkable and sometimes controversial estates in Britain and examines the impact they have on their communities. Featuring twenty-one modernist homes and their residents, it presents an overview of the buildings and architects, considers the historical and political context, and explores what it's like to live on a modernist estate today. Through interviews and photography, this unique book offers a rare insight into the lives of significant buildings including the Barbican, the Isokon, Balfron Tower and Park Hill.
'Modernist Estates - with its yellow cloth quarter binding and grey card covers - will sit beautifully on any mid-century bookshelf or coffee table. Filled with fascinating architectural history, interesting people, and a good snoop around some gorgeous interiors, it's hard to see what's not to love.' Mid-century Magazine 'attractive design and high quality production match its subject-matter and its photography is first-rate. ... for those with an interest in modernist housing and the contemporary life-styles which go with it, I'm happy to recommend it.' London Historians
STEFI ORAZI is a designer and author of the popular blog Modernist Estates. She is based in London.
Isokon Building, Belsize Park, London Pullman Court, Streatham, London Golden Lane Estate, City of London Keeling House, Bethnal Green, London The Hall, Blackheath Dulwich Park Estate, Sydenham Hill Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex Park Hill, Sheffield Sivill House, Bethnal Green, London Draper House, Elephant and Castle, London Perronet House, Elephant and Castle, London Barbican, City of London Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne Christchurch Estate, Victoria Park, London Dunboyne Road Estate, Gospel Oak, London Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate, Swiss Cottage, London Whittington Estate, Dartmouth Park, London Greenwich Millenium Village, London Balfron Tower, Poplar, London