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Concrete, Cosmopolitanism and Low-cost House Design: The Short Architectural Career of A. H. Campbell, 1923–1926

Concrete, Cosmopolitanism and Low-cost House Design: The Short Architectural Career of A. H.... Focus is brought to bear on the architectural output of Adam Horsburgh Campbell (1862–1947), Edinburgh Burgh Engineer from 1910 to 1926. Appointed Director of Housing in 1920, Campbell played a key role in the formative years of the City's inter-war house building programme, assuming full architectural responsibility for the Lochend scheme (1923–5), the fire of Edinburgh's large-scale municipal estates to be aimed at the needs of former slum dwellers. It will be suggested that Campbell's rise to architectural prominence was achieved at the expense of the City Architect, James A. Williamson, and attention will also be drawn to his pioneering interest in concrete construction and the importance of first hand contact with ‘advanced’ experiments in low cost housing in the Netherlands. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Concrete, Cosmopolitanism and Low-cost House Design: The Short Architectural Career of A. H. Campbell, 1923–1926

Architectural Heritage , Volume 5 (5): 29 – Jan 1, 1994

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
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10.3366/arch.1994.5.5.29
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Focus is brought to bear on the architectural output of Adam Horsburgh Campbell (1862–1947), Edinburgh Burgh Engineer from 1910 to 1926. Appointed Director of Housing in 1920, Campbell played a key role in the formative years of the City's inter-war house building programme, assuming full architectural responsibility for the Lochend scheme (1923–5), the fire of Edinburgh's large-scale municipal estates to be aimed at the needs of former slum dwellers. It will be suggested that Campbell's rise to architectural prominence was achieved at the expense of the City Architect, James A. Williamson, and attention will also be drawn to his pioneering interest in concrete construction and the importance of first hand contact with ‘advanced’ experiments in low cost housing in the Netherlands.

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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