In our research on the Vanbrugh Park Estate, we tracked down an article from the November 1965 issue of The Architectural Review, a critique of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon’s second housing project (and where we live).
This was the most detailed recorded information we’d come across but a photocopy wasn’t quite cutting it. As luck would have it, we managed to get hold of a hardback edition with every issue of the magazine from 1965.
As well as the piece on the estate, there’s a wealth of interesting articles from a period of radical change in architecture. There are references to many legendary architects, including Frederick Gibberd, Alison and Peter Smithson, and partners James Stirling and James Gowan, whose work we think still endures today.
The design is a treat with bold use of type, rigorous gridded layouts and interesting use of paper stocks and coloured inks, giving it a lovely tactility.