Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Six Pillars, Dulwich

Six Pillars, DulwichThe look of Six Pillars, a Modernist house in Dulwich, South London belies its age. It looks like it could have been built yesterday but I took these photos ten years ago and the house was already over sixty-five years old then.

Six Pillars was constructed from 1932-34 for Rev J H Leakey, headmaster of Dulwich College Preparatory School, and his wife. Architect, Valentine Harding secured the commission for Six Pillars and worked as lead designer on the project through Berthold Lubetkin's architectural firm Tecton.

Harding maintained a good relationship with the Leakeys and later worked, through them, on other projects for the preparatory school.

Six Pillars, Dulwich

Homes with History: Six Pillars, by Fiona McAuslan, Time Out Magazine
Dulwich Architects - Valentine Harding, by Ian McInnes, The Dulwich Society Journal - Summer 2007

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