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A manifesto in concrete - the Isokon building

— January 2015

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Isokon Flats and Gallery Photograph © Stephen Kingsley

Jenny Kingsley explores the story of the Isokon, one of the first modernist apartment blocks in Britain


The Isokon Gallery is housed in the former garage of an apartment block that looks somewhat like a giant ocean liner missing its funnels, as Agatha Christie, a former tenant, once described the building. The Gallery explores how the building, known as the Isokon or Lawn Road Flats, came to be. The building was established as a manifesto in concrete, for social and artistic experiment....

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