Whittington Estate, Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate N19. Designed by Peter Tábori for Camden Architects’ Department. Built 1972–79
Borough Architect Sydney Cook had been impressed by Peter Tábori, a young Hungarian architect, and designs made as part of his student diploma scheme were ultimately commissioned by Cook and became the Whittington Estate. It consists of six terraces articulated by strongly horizontal balconies and punctuated by the verticals of the stair access. Between the stepped terraces on the sloping site are walkways and tranquil green spaces with existing trees and informal, unregimented planting that soften the hard geometries of the architecture.