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  • Langham House Close
  • James Stirling and James Gowan
  • Ham Common, London
  • 1957-8
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Langham House Close
James Stirling and James Gowan
Ham Common, London
1957-8

Langham House Close is an early and highly influential example of ‘New Brutalist’ architecture used to great effect in a speculative development. The development derived aspects of Le Corbusier’s work at Maisons Jaoul, in particular the combination of brick and exposed shuttered concrete, in what was considered an ‘honest use of materials’. The development displayed a quality of design and attention to detail not seen in traditional speculative building or public housing of the period. This is still evident today in the essentially complete interiors and exteriors of the three blocks.

Listed: Grade II*
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