Marking the 50th anniversary of the first residents of the Barbican Estate author, designer and former Barbican resident Stefi Orazi celebrates this unique complex in her new book The Barbican Estate looking at the design of the individual flats as well as its status as a world class piece of brutalist architecture.
Drawing on interviews with residents past and present The Barbican Estate documents how life on the estate has changed over the decades while interior and exterior photographs by Christoffer Rudquist, along with floor plans invite us to take a closer look.
In a time when housing in the capital is more critical than ever, what we can learn from this landmark estate when it comes to designing urban mass housing for communities? In this discussion Stefi sets out to answer this question together with architect Charles Holland and publisher Polly Powell, daughter of Geoffry Powell of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. The event will be chaired by architecture writer Douglas Murphy and followed by a book signing session.