Docomomo UK
Tour: Visit to Turn End, Peter Aldingtonīs Home in Haddenham
DATE: 26/6/2018
“Turn End is one of three houses designed and built in the 1960s by architect Peter Aldington in the village of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. The three houses received a Royal Institute of British Architects Award for Architecture in 1970 and were listed at Grade II* in 2006; only a handful of post war houses are listed at this grade.  In November 2017 Historic England listed Turn End’s garden at Grade II and added it to the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. At that time Turn End was the only post-war listed house and garden created by the same hand.
As modern housing, made of wood, concrete block and glass, in a traditional setting, the group has always been celebrated as a rare British representative amongst the best of European housing design and has welcomed visitors from all over the world.  Turn Endīs garden, designed and made by Peter as a natural extension to the house, grew with the buildings, maturing into a world renowned garden. Turn End has provided teaching material for students of architecture and landscape design, been written about nationally and internationally and photographed widely.” In Turn End website

The tour will be on 26th June 2018, and will take all day, counting on a train trip out of London to a pioneering private home that could have become the precursor for a new type of mainstream housing. Numbers are strictly limited and direct contact is requested. Interested ones should address to Docomomo UK secretary, through the link below.

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