The Balfron Tower / Pic: Simon Terrill. The brutalist tower designed by Erno Goldfinger has been used for a series of different artistic endeavors lately, including an overnight production of Macbeth. Go at sunset for unusual views over south east London.
Neave Brown (Camden Council's Arch. Dept.): "Alexandra Road" (Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate) housing estate, commonly & erroneously: "Rowley Way". London Borough of Camden, North West London (GB). Designed 1968, built 1972-78. Constructed from site-cast, board-marked white, unpainted reinforced concrete. 520 apartments + school, community centre, youth club, heating complex & parkland.
Denys Lasdun, Brutalist architecture - Béton brut - Royal National Theatre, South Bank Lambeth, London. Prince Charles described the building in 1988 as "a clever way of building a nuclear power station in the middle of London without anyone objecting" What does he know.
Alexandra Road is perhaps the most iconic estate creating during the glory days at Camden Borough Council – when large scale social housing projects were still high on the agenda. The estate was designed and constructed between 1968-1978 by architect Neave Brown.