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Isokon Building Isokon Building

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Isokon Building

Erection date: 9/7/2014


The Isokon Building opened 9 July 1934
Architect: Wells Coates
Client: Jack and Molly Pritchard
Owner: Notting Hill Housing Group
Grade 1 listed by English Heritage 1999
Restoration: Avanti Architects 2004
Lawn Road Flats

The plaque is in the foyer of the flats. It was unveiled by John Pritchard, grandson of Jack and Molly Pritchard and Matt Cohn, grandson of Wells Coates.

Site: Isokon Building (2 memorials)

NW3, Lawn Road, 3

Flats designed by Wells Coates for Molly and Jack Pritchard. Originally the block had 32 flats (later extended to 36). Most of them had very small kitchens as there was a large communal one for the preparation of meals, connected to the residential floors via a dumb waiter. The building gradually deteriorated, and was temporarily abandoned until 2003, when it was refurbished.

As well as those listed on the blue plaque, early residents included: Egon Riss, Arthur Korn; Agatha Christie (here 1941–7), Adrian Stokes.

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Isokon Building

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Notting Hill Housing Trust

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Wells Coates

Architect. Born Wells Wintemute Coates in Tokyo of Canadian parents. He was i...

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Jack Pritchard

Furniture designer. In 1929 he founded the firm of Wells Coates and Partners,...

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Isokon Building

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