LCC Housing

As the years go by, I become less hostile to the big Corbusian estates, based on the Unité d’Habitation, which were put up with such zeal by the London County Council in the late 1950s when the architects’ department was run by Leslie Martin.   I’m more appreciative of their social ambition, however misplaced, and their abstract geometry, played out in their balconies, particularly when the sun shines.   This is Withy House on Globe Road (architect apparently unknown):

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There’s another block nearby:

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