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25 August 2016
This week we explore housing projects and how to make them work, from Sydney’s most notorious and somewhat unusual Sirius Building to Singapore’s social housing and the UK’s infamous council estates.
25 August 2016
Photo: coffee shop soulja
This brutalist apartment complex sits near the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was designed in the late 1970s to accommodate working-class families who were displaced by gentrification in Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood but over the past year its future has become uncertain.
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Photo: Steve Cadman
Defined by a series of Housing Acts, the UK’s council estates were initially built to serve as a home to the working classes and as part of a clearing programme of the country’s slums. Later, in the wake of the First World War, they were the proud home of returned heroes.
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