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Inside Iconic Houses - Isokon Flats

Video on demand - Language English

Join John Allan and Leyla Daybelge from the Isokon Gallery Trust on an extensive tour of the Isokon Gallery and Flats in London.

Isokon Flats

aka Lawn Road Flats, London, United Kingdom
Architect: Wells Coates, 1934
Our hosts are architect John Allan, Chairman of the Isokon Gallery Trustand Leyla Daybelge, Trustee of the Isokon Gallery.

The Isokon Flats (originally named Lawn Road Flats) opened in 1934 as a progressive experiment in a new way of living. Its creators were the visionaries Jack & Molly Pritchard together with the architect Wells Coates, who as one of the British representatives at the CIAM was greatly influenced by Le Corbusier. The building soon attracted a great number of leftwing intellectuals and artists and from 1935 no fewer than four Bauhaus teachers László Moholy-Nagy Marcel Breuer Naum Slutzky and the very founder of the Bauhaus school Walter Gropius and his wife Ise. Author Agatha Christie was also a resident.

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