Studio: international art — 85.1923

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HALSHANGER,” of which illus-
trations are here given, is a house
built from the designs of Mr, Henry M,
Fletcher of Gray's Inn Square, London, in
Sugworth Copse, an outlying portion of
Bagley Wood between Oxford and Abing-
don. The site was covered with copse, which
was only cleared sufficiently to give room
for the entrance forecourt and the small
garden to the south, to which the copse
forms a natural background. The house
plan was designed to give an effect of space
within small limits, and passages were
therefore cut out as far as possible. It will
be seen that on the ground floor the space
occupied by the study, of which an interior
view is given, is considerably greater than
that allocated to the other apartments, a
circumstance which is sufficiently accounted
for by the fact that the house was planned
as the residence of a gentleman of learning.
The upper floor contains five bedrooms, a
bathroom and a boxroom. The walls are of
brick plastered and whitewashed, with
tarred base, and old Stonesfield slates were
used for the roof. 0000
The photographs from which our illus-
trations of this house have been reproduced,
as well as those of other houses illustrated
in recent issues, were shown at the
exhibition of contemporary British Archi-
tecture arranged by the Royal Institute of
British Architects at the headquarters of
the Institute in Conduit Street at the close
of last year. On the termination of the
exhibition the contents were despatched to
the United States to be displayed success-
ively in the chief cities. 000
The Society of Architects has instituted
a Scholarship of the value of £300 to be
offered annually for three years in succession
and afterwards at such periods as may be
decided upon, for the encouragement of
travel for the purpose of studying modern
architecture abroad. The holder of the first
(1923) Scholarship will be required to visit
America for a period of not less than six
months or more than twelve months in
order to prepare and afterwards to submit
to the Society a report bearing upon some
aspect of the development of modern
architecture, such as will form a valuable

addition to the information and original
thought at present available on the subject.
Candidates must be British subjects under
the age of forty years, and the Scholarship
will be awarded by the Society on the
recommendation of a Jury of well known
British architects, who will have the advice
of a prominent American architect. One
essential qualification will be the produc-
tion by the candidate of evidence of a very
high standard of architectural attainment.

In a recent lecture on u Housing Achieve-
ments, igigto 1922," reported in the Journal
of the Institute of Architects, Mr. Alwyn
Lloyd said that after-war housing schemes
have revealed very considerable advances
in the matter of design and simple archi-
tectural character, and he referred with
special commendation to the cooperative
building schemes of public utility societies
at Welwyn, Guildford and elsewhere. 0


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