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Saturday, 17 September 2016

The Estate


Open House London is on this weekend.  If you are curious about brutalist architecture and what was regarded as an innovative approach to housing in the 60's and 70's then you might like to take a look at the Robin Hood estate in Tower Hamlets.

A group of keen photographers have been recoding the estate over the past couple of years.  The buildings are scheduled for demolition to be replaced with new homes.  As part of open house an exhibition of their work is on display, together with historic images and plans from the original development, alongside plans for the future of the estate.  In addition there are regular organised tours inside one of the apartments.

4 comments:

bill burke said...

It would be interesting to go to the open house.

Sharon Anck said...

Are people still living there or are they empty now? It looks like quite a lot of people lived here at one time. I should have planned my trip to include this weekend. I'd love to see the inside of the Lloyds building if it's on the list.

William Kendall said...

Open House sounds very much like our Doors Open.

Suza said...

beautiful picture.

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