1 Generic plans - a term developed by the former GLC and Ministry of Housing. Both organizations published 'preferred plans' upon the generic basis. Useful references are Space in the Home, DOE, HMSO, 1969 and Metric House Shells, NBA, 1969.

2 It is difficult to pin down the source of the 'London' house plan but John Summerson in Georgian London (Pleiades Books, 1945) recognizes that Nicholas Barbon was the first speculator to build this pattern of house extensively after the Fire of London. The construc tional method with brick envelope walls to a studwork interior was standard practice until 1914.

3 St Anne's Hill - the eighteenth-century landscape garden was created by Walpole, the focus being the semicircular portico recaptured by Raymond McGrath in the modern house in 1935-6. For details refer to Christopher Tunnard's book Gardens in the Modern Landscape, 1938.

4 Dom-Ino Skeletal House - original design patented by Le Corbusier and Max du Bois in 1914.

5. Roman drainage - the lucky few in Ostia or Rome enjoyed water-borne drainage, namely those occupying buildings built close by or below an aqueduct structure. Refer to p. 22, Everyday Life in Ancient Rome by F. R. Cowell (BT Batsford & GP Putman and Son, 1961).

6 Mansion flats - Donald J. Olsen describes mid-nineteenth century flats of London in The Growth of Victorian London (BT Batsford Ltd, 1976), Chapter 3, 'Blocks of Flats' (pp. 114-18).

7 Balcony access stairs - the notes are taken from the Ministry of Health Housing Manual 1949, but by then the MOH were saying that under some circumstances balconies might be of any length.

8 Post-Le Corbusier version central passage -refer to layouts for Unité d'Habitation, Marseilles, 1945, in Oeuvre Complet 1938-46.

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