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Byker Wall, Byker housing redevelopment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Erskine, Ralph (1914-2005)
NOTES: This multi-family housing development was one of the first major examples in Britain of community architecture. Erskine oversaw the development of this project, begun in 1972 and completed in 1978, allowing for tenant cooperation and architectural innovation on a large scale.

Karl-Marx-Hof and Svoboda-Hof, Vienna

Ehn, Karl (1887-1957)

Torre Velasca, Milan


Casa Batllo, 43 Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona: balcony detail

Gaudi, Antoni (1852-1926)
NOTES: This house was built for Josep Batllo, a wealthy aristocrat, who lived on the lower two floors with his family. The upper floors were rented out as apartments.

Ronan Point, Clever Road, West Ham, London, after building collapse

Newham. Department of Planning & Architecture
NOTES: Ronan Point, a 23-storey prefabricated council housing block, was built by Taylor Woodrow Anglian, using a technique known as Large Panel System building or LPS. This system relied on gravity holding everything together. On 15 May 1968 a natural gas explosion blew out the pre-cast concrete panels which formed the side of the building. The entire end of the block collapsed like a house of cards. Ronan Point, together with the eight other blocks on the estate, was demolished in 1986 and replaced with two-storey houses with gardens.

Alexandra Road Estate, Camden, London

Brown, Neave Sinclair (1929-2018)
NOTES: Designed in 1968 by Neave Brown of Camden Council's Architects Department, this multi-family, 8-storey council housing estate, properly known as the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, was built between 1972 and 1979.

Espaces d'Abraxas housing, Marne-la-Vallee

Bofill, Ricardo (1939-)

Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: children's playground

Powell & Moya
NOTES: This, the largest housing scheme by Westminster City Council, was built in four sections between 1946 and 1962.

Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: Chaucer House and the heat-accumulator seen from across the Thames

Powell & Moya
NOTES: This, the largest housing scheme by Westminster City Council, was built in four sections between 1946 and 1962. The heat-accumulator was used to store the hot water brought in a tunnel below the river from Battersea power station for the district heating scheme.

Housing nearing completion at the Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, Southwark, London

Southwark. Department of Architecture & Planning
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 8: Housing' in Architectural Review, vol. 148, 1970 Sep.