Housing Research
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Douglas Smith (consultant)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Housing Research


1951-1998, predominant 1967-1971

Level of archival description:
File 67
Extent and medium:
  • 131 drawings
    67 reprographic copies
    4 maps
    2 panels
    1 layout
    1 model
    0.74 l.m. textual records
    0.1 l.m. photographs
Scope and content:
File documents Housing Research on flexible, pre-fabricated, short-life housing in the United Kingdom. Much of the material developed for this project was published in "Cedric Price Supplement No. 4", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (October 1971), 619-628; 630, and "Cedric Price Supplement No. 5", 'Architectural Design', vol. 42, (January 1972), 24-29; 38-43. Although the research was sponsored by Cedric Price it is possible that he presented the results to the Ministry of Housing. The published research examines housing's "life patterning" potential within broader social, economic, and historical contexts. Some of the material also relates to Steel House (AP144.S2.D60). Cedric Price developed proposals for two test sites: Rochdale in Greater Manchester and Tilbury in Thurrock, England. Material in this file was produced between 1951 and 1998, but predominantly between 1967 and 1971.
File contains material and research by Royston Landau.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, layout, maps, model, photographic materials, presentation panels, and textual records.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.

Rochdale Greater Manchester England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • English, Norwegian, German, Italian, French
Related units of description:
  • Additional materials related to this project can be found in the following files in this fonds: File DR2004:0131; File DR2004:0036 contains negatives for this project; File DR2004:0094 contains model pieces for this project; and File DR1995:0236:534:001. Some files in this project series contain materials related to other projects, including: Files DR2004:0223, DR2004:0226, DR2004:0227, DR2004:0257, DR2004:0260, and possibly DR2004:0231 contain materials that relate to the project series AP144.S2.D60, Steel House; File DR2004:0223 contains materials that relate to the project series AP144.S2.D84, Two-Tree Island; Files DR2004:0223 and DR2004:0234 contain materials that relate to the 24 Hour Living Toy (see "Cedric Price Supplement No. 2", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (January 1971), 28-29); File DR2004:0259 contains materials that possible relate to project series AP144.S2.D56, Potteries Thinkbelt.

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