Houses Fit for People

Duration: 40 minutes

First transmitted in 1986, Houses Fit for People looks at housing and where the modern movement went wrong with their high-rises and modern concrete estates. It identifies an increasing demand for a humane approach to the places people live in, and seeks out examples in the work of some innovative European architects.

  • Post-War Architecture Collection

    Post-War Architecture Collection
    This programme is part a collection of BBC programmes examining the triumphs and failures of post-war architecture.

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Andrew Sachs
Peter Adam
Peter Adam
Associate Producer
Roger Last


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