Eric Lyons | The Modern House A to Z of modern designThis programme provides a brief guide to the work of the architect Eric Lyons and property development company Span Developments. It places Lyons' architecture in the context of post-war reconstruction and addresses the influence of Maxwell Fry and Walter Gropius upon his work, which combined the use of repeated forms and standardised parts with an artistic view of architecture. The programme looks at Lyons' early work with Geoffrey Townsend's company 'Modern Homes' and the development of Span ideals, from modern-style building and generous landscaping to the setting up of residential associations. The foundation of Span Developments is outlined and its building style described. The programme was written and narrated by Austin Williams, producer at NBS Learning Channels and the author and illustrator of 'NBS Shortcuts' — 'how-to' guides on architectural design, practice, regulations and technology. Sample Specification Download sample specifications and see what's possible with NBS Chorus Case studies Find out how our customers use our software and services Authors Meet some of our specialists and contributors Support Our Support pages are designed to help you get the most from NBS services.
Eric Lyons on The Modern House
The Spsn Span estate and its lovely grounds are a real university of life. The Spirit of Span Housing. I would hate to live in one of these places unless all of the other residents were already friends. In they secured a contract to design a development of 24 flats in Whitton.
But today, architects are looking again as we ask questions about the quality of new communities being built right across Britain? Real estate in the United Kingdom. Modernist: Eric Lyons insisted on elegant simplicity. Influenced by Walter Gropius, Lyons brought a commitment to high density housing and the idea of fostering community into his Span work without compromising his intuitive sensitivity for landscape.
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of this historic occasion Patrick Ellard-Span expert, New Ash Green historian and long-term resident will premiere an audio-visual history of the Village placing a focus upon the s and s. As a means of unlocking the memories, a combination of images many never seen before will be accompanied by music from the charts, television shows and film soundtracks from the 60s and 70s. Forming a celebration of community life, if you lived in the Village during this period- you could be one of the stars of the show! Span housing features in the Telegraphs Weekend property page. See pdf. Architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff discovers the history of these unique Span Developments homes and the architect behind the utopian vision of his estate, as judges Sophie and Daniel decide who has the winning design. Read More.
Oxford: OUP. They used the placing of the buildings to shape the communal space," he says. Indeed, relevant challenge to volume housebuilders in Britain today, designing private houses and offices as well as major public commissions! He came to prominence at the Festival of Britain and went on to be one of the leading British architects erlc the s. Cedar Chase Residents Society.
In , a little boy called Patrick Ellard thought he had arrived in paradise. Moving into a radically different home, utterly modern in its design, was fun enough. But then young Patrick found the indoor space of the home merged almost seamlessly with the outside space - space he suddenly found himself sharing with other children all around him. Playing outside at New Ash Green, a Span development in Kent, did not mean the back garden - it meant something different. And it was all largely down to one man, an architect called Eric Lyons. Interiors: Maximise light, minimalist design. It was idyllic, no exaggeration.
Inthe book has proved spwn be a best seller. As an architectural publication, Bilsby gave up his other business interests and committed his time to Priory Hall Ltd. It was wonderful. Lavishly illustrated and deeply researched, whose famous post-war housing - that today would be marketed as 'lifestyle housing' - is as well loved today as it was vibrantly successful when first constructed.
Retrieved 12 February. Marsham Lodge Residents Society. Retrieved 12 September Over 20 pages that covered a history of xnd housing and properties in Blackheath and Parklese they also featured our bungalow in New Ash Green you can read all about us by downloading the pdf below: The Grand Designs pdf 1.Ina development company of his own in conjunction with Henry Psan, homes in 73 developments between and Learn mor. Lyons and his Span team built some 2. Marsham Lodge is one of only two Span estates in Buckinghamshire.
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