Beauté Brut: The Alexandra Road, London

Alexandra Road Estate

Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate 7, South Hampstead, London, Neave Brown, Camden Council’s Architects Department, 1972-1979 Photo: Simon Phipps:

Residents on the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate have made a documentary film exploring the ideas behind the design of their landmark estate and in the process interviewed neighbours, the architect who designed the estate and others. An intergenerational group of residents worked with arts and educational charity, digital:works, to decide on themes and questions to explore. Throughout the production the residents learnt practical film making skills, conducted interviews and operated the camera and sound.
Rowley Way speaks for itself. (rowleyway.org.uk)

Image Credits: bdonline, municipaldreams, greatbuildings, camden50alexandraandainsworthlondon-architecturenew-brutalism

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