100 houses Scheme

100 houses Scheme

Unexecuted design for a prefabricated house front for the 100 Houses Scheme, Thorntree Gill Housing, Peterlee, County Durham
Lubetkin & Tecton (drawn by Peter Yates)
1949
Watercolour on paper
RIBA No. PA115/8(1-19)

Berthold Lubetkin, a Russian emigre, founded Tecton with six British architects in 1932. The firm quickly became known for pioneering modernist design. Influenced by the abstract art of the period, they showed a preference for using simple lines, squares, rectangles and other geometric shapes in their work.