Monday, January 21, 2019

Revolving summerhouse as rotating medical centre

A marvellous glass plate negative of a revolving summerhouse being used to house a sick soldier sent in by Matt Plummer of The Fourpenny Workshop. As many of you know, these kinds of rotating summerhouses were used widely in the UK a century ago and were based on Alpine chalets in Swiss tuberculosis sanitoriums - for more on the medical side to garden offices, do have a look at What Tuberculosis did for Modernism: The Influence of a Curative Environment on Modernist Design and Architecture, an excellent article by Margaret Campbell which you can read here.

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