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Lawn Road Flats / Isokon

This viewpoint will explain how the structure’s inclusion in an ugly buildings competition brought to a head a larger “crisis of the English avant-garde,” to the lament of one prominent architectural critic.

Senate House

This viewpoint will reveal how Senate House, notable for the “strangely semi-traditional, undecided modernism” that puzzled Pevsner, provided inspiration for George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

2 Willow Road

This viewpoint will explore architect Ernő Goldfinger’s integration into contemporary British literary circles – far beyond his (frequently misreported) connection to Ian Fleming’s famous villain – and will use 2 Willow Road’s status as a National Trust property to consider how a once-iconoclastic modernism has been reclaimed as national heritage.

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Hammersmith Palais

The Hammersmith Palais lasted nearly a century as a top spot for nighttime fun. Nights at the Palais reflected the ever-changing demographic makeup of West London and led to cross-cultural interactions of many varieties.