Thamesmead in Sarah Beeny exhibition on 'classic' estates

News Shopper: Thamesmead, designed in late 1960's (c) Tony Ray-Jones, RIBA Library Photographs Collection Thamesmead, designed in late 1960's (c) Tony Ray-Jones, RIBA Library Photographs Collection

IT may not be everybody’s favourite piece of architecture, but Thamesmead features in major exhibition on British homes over the last 250 years.

The show, organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects, is called A Place to Call Home and is guest curated by TV property guru Sarah Beeny.

It features more than 120 images and drawings from the institute’s collection, focusing on five ‘classic’ post-war high rise estates - including Thamesmead.

News Shopper: Thamesmead, designed in late 1960's (c) Tony Ray-Jones, RIBA Library Photographs Collection Ms Beeny said: “This exhibition tracks the evolution of Britain’s housing to explore how over the last two centuries our homes have given us ways to express who we are.

“Packed with wonderful drawings and photographs, this show has something to please every home-dweller.”

It runs from February 16 to April 27 at the British Architectural Library near Regent’s Park.

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5:05pm Sat 18 Feb 12

Max Lehmann says...

I strongly recommend nobody visits on the strength of this article. It's not an entirely bad exhibition of housing, but it lacks depth and was very crowded when I went. However, the reason I went was to find out more about Thamesmead and the only thing related to Thamesmead was the very same picture that illustrates this article.
I strongly recommend nobody visits on the strength of this article. It's not an entirely bad exhibition of housing, but it lacks depth and was very crowded when I went. However, the reason I went was to find out more about Thamesmead and the only thing related to Thamesmead was the very same picture that illustrates this article. Max Lehmann

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