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2 FILMS on FRIDAY 10 JANUARY at 7pm

28/Jan/2017

EMILY RICHARDSON

3 Church Walk


A detailed portrait of the home of British modernist architects H.T. and E.R. Cadbury-Brown, which they jointly designed and built in 1962.
Today, Cadbury-Brown is best known for his contribution to the design of the iconic Brutalist development of the Royal College of Art and earlier work on pavilions for the Festival of Britain in the summer of 1951. However, 3 Church Walk remains as the most developed articulation of Jim’s and Betty’s ideals as disciples of modernism, so-called ‘flat roof architects’ who spent their formative professional years in Ernö Goldfinger’s office.
The film is a journey through the house in its abandoned state as Jim left it when he died in 2009. In slow disintegration, the house is populated by character pieces he insisted must remain in place, producing a powerful evocation of the architects’ lives. Simon Limbrick’s soundtrack is composed from recordings of the objects, surfaces and materials of the house played as if an instrument.