Keeling House, Bethnal Green Housing

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Keeling House

Modern Housing in Bethnal Green, east London, England – design by Denys Lasdun

17 Sep 2011

Keeling House

1955/57-59

Design: Denys Lasdun

Photographs © Adrian Welch, taken on 17 Sep 2011

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This high-rise residential building was originally part of a larger housing scheme that also contained a low-rise council block called Bradley House. The building was erected following the completion of Lasdun’s two smaller buildings on Usk Street, Bethnal Green, with which it shares its ‘cluster’ design. These were all council homes.

Lasdun was concerned that earlier modernist designs did not take sufficient account of what made neighbourhoods work. He sought to give residents a sense of place and belonging, replicating the good relations between neighbours which he noticed in traditional Victorian terraced streets. Each dwelling was a maisonette rather than a flat, similar inside to an East End house. Unlike a flat slab or tower block, he designed Keeling House with four wings that each look onto another, encouraging contact between neighbours.
Source: wikipedia

Keeling House in context:
Keeling House London Temple Street Bethnal Green

Keeling House + Bradley House are located on Claredale St, Bethnal Green

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photos © Nick Weall

Grade II* listed building

Closed 1992

Redevelopment 1999-2001 as apartments by architects Munkenbeck and Marshall

Video, posted by Chris Dorley-Brown, shows the topping out of Keeling House in 1958:

This Bethnal Green Housing is located on Claredale Street and is a 16-story block of flats. Designed by architect Denys Lasdun and completed in 1957 as a cluster of 4 blocks of maisonettes arranged around a central service tower.

Height: 43 m

Denys Lasdun


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Bethal Green Architecture

Buildings close by to Keeling House in Bethal Green include:

Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch
Geffrye Museum
photo © Adrian Welch

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, Tower Hamlets
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments London
photo © Adrian Welch

Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green
Museum of Childhood Bethnal Green London
photo © Adrian Welch

Another major east London housing development, to the southeast of Keeling House:

Robin Hood Gardens, Poplar
1972
Design: The Smithsons, architects
Robin Hood Gardens Poplar
photo © Adrian Welch

Robin Hood Gardens

Denys Lasdun Buildings

Milton Gate, Chiswell St, City of London
1990
Denys Lasdun Peter Softley & Associates
Moorgate buildings

South Bank Centre
Denys Lasdun Building
photo © Adrian Welch
South Bank Centre London

Christ’s College, New Court, Cambridge, England
1970
Christs College Cambridge

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, England
1960
Fitzwilliam College building

Keeling House London

Le Corbusier architect

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