The Development of Housing in Britain, 1870-2008
The Development of Housing in Britain 1870-2008 is a history of the progression of architectural ideas around housing in the UK and the exchange of ideas between Britain and mainland Europe.
This illustrated essay was written for the catalogue accompanying the British Pavilion exhibition at the 2008 Venice International Architecture Biennale, Home / Away: Five British Architects Build Housing in Europe. It was also displayed as framed printers spreads as part of the exhibition.
The exhibition was curated by architecture critic Ellis Woodman and featured the work of five British architecture practices: de Rijke Marsh Morgan, Maccreanor Lavington, Sergison Bates, Tony Fretton and Witherford Watson Mann.