Architecture Richmond has a wonderful write-up related to our English Village design. The article reviews many of the innovative concepts; both physical in the design and material use of the structure - and the social setup of the cooperative, a novel concept at the time.
Here's a snippet:
Interestingly enough, one of the most handsome developments in the city was designed with economy, efficiency and durability as the primary concerns and used the modest cottages of rural England as an aesthetic model. English Village has been immaculately maintained, and despite changes to the landscaping (brick paving replaced by asphalt, the central fountain and rear playground removed), the exteriors remain largely intact, due in part to original by-laws of the cooperative.
Read the full article via Architecture Richmond.