Categories / Architecture, Property

For sale: 1930s grade II-listed, Berthold Lubetkin-designed Six Pillars modernist house in London SE26


What can you say about Six Pillars? Well you can say it's grade II-listed, as well as a modernist masterpiece. It's also on the market right now.

Six Pillars was built in 1934 for the Head Master of Dulwich College and was the work of Berthold Lubetkin's architectural practice, Tecton, It has been updated in recent years under the direction of renowned architect John Winter, but is still very much one of the finest examples of modernist architecture in Britain.

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Categories / Architecture, Property

1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed modernist house on Genesta Road, Plumstead, London SE18


It's a style that doesn't appeal to everyone, but from architectural perspective, this 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed modernist house on Genesta Road, Plumstead, London SE18 is one of the most significant period houses in Britain.

A mid-terrace house, it's one of a group of four properties designed by Lubetkin in the early 30s, grade II-listed and one of the last few properties remaining by Lubetkin and his Tecton practice, alongside the penguin pool at London Zoo, Finsbury Health Centre and the Highpoint flats in Highgate.

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Categories / Design and Interiors

B&Q Tecton – giant Anglepoise-style lamp for your living room


Some of you may remember the Giant Anglepoise 1227 lamp, which was produced to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary. The asking price was £1,660. Thankfully B&Q has done something along similar lines for a fraction of the price with the Tecton floor lamp.

Ok, it;s not quite as big and doesn't wheel around the room like the original giant Anglepoise, but the it does still offer that look, standing 170cm (approaching 6ft) tall, with the ability to direct that large shade and its light pretty much where you want via the adjustable metal frame.

Black and white are the colour options and if you haven't got a van, you can get it delivered to your home by ordering online. Price? That's a very affordable £79.

Find out more at the B&Q website