Shadwell Basin

I walked down to Shadwell Basin to take photographs in preparation for an event about Richard MacCormac’s architecture the week after next.

I’ve always liked and admired this housing scheme, which was an early project by the LDDC in which Ted Hollamby as Director of Housing commissioned a well-known architect to make a design which was then implemented by a developer, with modifications to accommodate the wind requirements of the nearby sailing school.   Richard gives it short shrift in the monograph about his work, but it’s worn well, is conceptually significant, and has just been listed:-

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