Born in 1929 in the United States, Neave Brown is world famous for his superb housing schemes based on a radical re-interpretation of the traditional London street and terraced house. He was privately educated at Marlborough School, studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London, and was trained under Peter Smithson pioneer of the so called 'New Brutalism'. He has designed high density housing schemes in England, Italy and the Netherlands, and was most active during the 'Golden Age' of Camden Borough Council's in-house Architects Department under Sydney Cook. Brown believed that every home should have its own front door and private external space, and in this edition of Encounter, John Escolme explores Neave's own home on the Fleet Road/Dunboyne Road Estate in north London, which he designed in 1966.
Producer/Presenter, John Escolme.
Reader, Judy Matheson.
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