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A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
© Lasdun Archive/RIBA Collections
Exhibitions

A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing

A collaborative display by the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. Drawn from the RIBA Collections and V&A archive, this display presents six UK social housing projects from the last 100 years, each with an experimental approach in addressing the provision of a home for all.

The challenge of providing housing for all is one that has faced governments and architects for over a century. This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the Victoria and Albert Museum, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design. A Home for All will place the current thinking around housing in a historical context; focusing on instances of innovation will emphasise and encourage further experimentation.

Five historic schemes and one contemporary example showcase the way architects and local councils have experimented with design and process in response to the need for mass housing, experimenting with parameters of public participation, of form and design, and of successive visions of contemporary societal and domestic life. The display includes works from the RIBA collections by Neave Brown, Mary Duggan Architects, Ralph Erskine Arkitektkontor, Denys Lasdun, Tecton and the architectural departments within various local government bodies.

Celebrating post-war social housing at the RIBA: