Spacemaker Housing with Spacemaker System of Building
York Published by the firm 1967
2 volumes. Spacemaker Housing comprises 19 single sided pages, including c8 with colour and black and white illustration. Spiral bound with abstract designed wrappers. Photographic illustrations show schemes in Chester, York and Richmond, Darlington and Middlesborough and the black and white layout drawings show internal floor plans of flats and hosues. Spacemaker System of Building comprises a series of three coloured folders each containing architect's plans for a variety of different types of homes; "point block", "standard high rise block" and "two storey housing". Good copies but with some minor wear on the corners. This system of building was developed by Donald Shepherd [ best known as associated with the invention of Portakabin] and became the basis of widespread contract developments for post war housing, particularly in the north of England including Leeds, Sheffield and Middlesborough. Shepherd Spacemaker concrete construction homes fall within the classifications relating to large panel system (LPS) dwellings where precast concrete walls were used to provide stability in frame structures.