The Chosen People: The Architect

Berthold Lubetkin - the main character of a new installment of The Chosen People documentary series – is a Russian émigré architect who pioneered modernist design in Britain in the 1930s. In the 1920s, he practiced in Paris where he associated with the leading figures of the European Avant-Garde, including Le Corbusier. The architectural style he brought to London was something absolutely new. He’s not well known in Russia, but in London his achievements are highly respected and still a lot of buildings remind one of his talent.