Branch Hill Estate, Hampstead, United Kingdom. Architect: Gordon Benson & Alan Forsyth, 1978.
|:||View on slope of terraces between apartments showing terraces and external spiral staircase. Branch Hill Estate, Hampstead, United Kingdom. Architect: Gordon Benson & Alan Forsyth, 1978.|
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|:||Branch Hill Estate|
|:||Branch Hill Estate, Hampstead, United Kingdom. Architect: Gordon Benson & Alan Forsyth, 1978.|
|:||Gordon Benson & Alan Forsyth|
|:||The development comprises 21 pairs of two-storey houses in three rows, 20 five-person, 14 six-person and 8 four-person. There are three terraces, punctuated with a grid of walkways, built one above the other on the site’s steep slope. Grade II listed special architectural interest of this bold, modernist design of 1970 by Benson and Forsyth; the use of materials is sophisticated and the smooth-finished, white concrete contrasts with the dark-stained joinery and exposed structural-skeleton, the latter immaculately-detailed with board-marking and chamfering; one of the best estates designed by Camden Architects' Department, pioneers of low-rise, high-density housing in the 1960s and 1970s. Grade II listed|
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