Goldfinger, Ernö

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Goldfinger, Ernö (1902–87). Hungarian-born British architect. He worked in Paris before settling in England in 1934. His best-known building is 1–3 Willow Road, Hampstead, London (1937), a terrace of three houses, one of which was his own dwelling, the first Modern Movement house to be taken over by the National Trust, and opened to the public in the 1990s. With Charlotte Perriand he designed the French Government Tourist Offices in London at 66 Haymarket (1958) and 177 Piccadilly (1963). Other works by him include the office-building at 45–6 Albemarle Street (1956), Alexander Fleming House, Elephant and Castle (1962–6), Rowlett Street Housing, St Leonard's Road (1966–78), and Edenham Street Housing, Cheltenham Estate, Golborne Road (1968–9), all in London.

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Anno Domini, xxxiii/1 (Jan. 1963), whole issue;
Elwall (1996);
Kalman (1994);
Warburton (2003)