Peter Tabori

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Peter Tabori is one of the architects involved in the development of Camden Council's 'golden age' of dynamic social housing in the 1970s where he also rattled the architecture world with the creation of his ziggurat-style estates. He was born in Hungary and shortly after, moved to London, where he was educated at the Regent Street Polytechnic. During his years as a student, he requested a diploma project from the local authority and was given the brief for Highgate New Town. After graduation, he was under the guidance of Ernö Goldfinger and Denys Lasdun for a period of time and continued working for Camden Architects Department. Since the borough architect Sydney Cook was so impressed by the potential and quality of the student's work, Peter Tabori was given a job and was urged to develop it into a complete scheme. His project enhanced Neave Brown's principles of estate housing which focussed on the individual front doors and private open spaces. When the two merged, it resulted in the prominent and distinguished stepped apartments what is visible in the Whittington Estate project and the Oakshott Court project in Somers Town.

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