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Turn End Trust is hosting four architectural specific events this season, one of which includes a Turn End Tour with architect Peter Aldington visiting three built projects in Buckinghamshire by Aldington Craig and Collinge (Peter's former practice). Another is a Turn End Talk with Dr. Alan Powers on 'Modern Houses — the Smooth and the Hairy.'

There are two 'House and Garden Open Days': one in May and another in August. Places are limited. Please book at turnendtrust.eventbrite.co.uk or email turnendtrustevents@gmail.com

House and Garden Open Days
Sunday 7th May 2017: 14.00-17.30. Booking or email turnendtrustevents@gmail.com
Monday 28th August 2017: 14.00-17.30. Booking or email turnendtrustevents@gmail.com
£15 (Friends: free, children: free)

Visit Turn End, Peter and Margaret Aldington's 1960s self-built family home, and its glorious sequence of gardens. Be inspired by their concrete, wood and glass house, grown out of its surroundings, and see first-hand how village housing can be modern and traditional. Enjoy a warm welcome from the Trustees and Volunteers of the Turn End Trust and discover more about the work of the Trust to conserve and make Turn End available for future generations. Home made teas and cakes for sale. Books about Turn End and the work of Peter Aldington and home-grown plants for sale.

Turn End Estate (The Turn, Middle Turn and Turn End) received a Royal Institute of British Architects Award for Architecture in 1970. On July 15 1998, the three buildings were added to the list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. They were upgraded to II* in 2006; only a handful of post-war houses are listed at this grade. As modern housing, made of wood, concrete block and glass, in a traditional setting, the group has always been celebrated as a rare British representative amongst the best of European housing design, and has welcomed visitors from all over the world. It has provided teaching material for students of architecture and landscape design, been written about nationally and internationally and photographed widely.

Turn End Tour
Saturday 3rd June 2017: 10.00-17.00
£75 (Friends: £65) Booking required or email turnendtrustevents@gmail.com

Join Peter Aldington and other members of the Turn End Trust for a rare opportunity to visit three built projects in Buckinghamshire designed by the practice Aldington, Craig and Collinge in the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s.

Exploring three private houses that are not usually open to visitors, Peter Aldington will explain how the houses, designed by Peter Aldington and Paul Collinge, respond to the detailed clients' briefs researched and written by John Craig. The projects exhibit principles for which the practice is known including open planning and the linking of indoors and outdoors, village houses that are sympathetic to their locality yet make a striking contribution to the environment, and the simplicity, directness and honesty of building and materials.

Meet the owners and explore a garden designed by Peter Aldington around one of the houses which extends the design ethos established by the house into the garden, using hedges and walls to define areas of differing function or character. Transport included, some walking required. Bring your own picnic.

Turn End Talk
An afternoon and talk with Dr. Alan Powers 'Modern Houses — the Smooth and the Hairy'
Saturday 2nd September 2017: 14.30 in Haddenham Methodist Church, then Turn End garden
£20 (Friends: £15) Booking required or email turnendtrustevents@gmail.com

Come and meet Alan Powers, Trustee and former Chairman of the Twentieth Century Society and hear his unique take on the Modern House; both 'Smooth' and 'Hairy'! Alan writes and lectures on art, architecture and design, mainly of the twentieth century. He has specialised in the history of the private house in the Modernist period, and was the author of 'Twentieth Century Houses in Britain', as well as 'Aldington, Craig and Collinge'. He grew up in a smooth Modern house designed by his father but has lived in a Georgian one in London for nearly 35 years. Tea and cakes at Turn End included.
Contact the Trust

by email: turnendtrustevents@gmail.com
by phone: leave a recorded message on: 07591 018601
Information: turnend.org.uk and www.turnend.wordpress.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TurnEndTrust

To become a Friend of Turn End, please visit https://turnend.wordpress.com/friends-of-turn-end/

All income from the Friends scheme will be used solely for enabling Turn End Trust to fulfill its objects in line with the requirements of the Charity Commission.

Registered CIO Charity number 1162076

Photos: with the kind permission of Richard Bryant/arcaid.co.uk

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