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The mansion block is back in fashion as an inspiration for today’s housing. Phrases like ‘modern mansion block’ and ‘new London vernacular’ aim to confer a comforting connection with London’s domestic heritage, even when proposals are bafflingly remote from the Victorian and Edwardian originals.
Andrew Beharrell’s enthusiasm for the mansion block began in childhood and was reignited by recent walks in lockdown London. The work of his practice Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE), has long been influenced by the typology, delivering many variations over the past 40 years, which provide homes for all sorts of people, from wealthy penthouse power-couples to disadvantaged families – ‘mansions for the many’.
In this talk he shares some personal mansion block milestones, which also chart the changing character of London and show how the typology has evolved from exclusive to inclusive.
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Mortimer Wheeler House
46 Eagle Wharf Road
London N1 7ED
020 7253 9400