Housing estates are homes built together as a single development. Often called housing complexes, communities or subdivisions, these sites can consist of apartment blocks, detached, semi-detached houses, flats and tower blocks. Following WWII countries faced a need for a large number of affordable homes. This demand inspired architects to develop new ideas and practical solutions; and resulted in a growing number of residential areas in the second half of the 20th century. Some of these buildings have since become iconic such as Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 (1967) in Montreal, Ivor Smiths and Jack Lynn’s Park Hill Flats in Sheffield (1961), Neave Brown’s Alexandra Road Estate (1961) or Kate Macintosh’s Dawson’s Heights (1972) in London. Here we list five sites that serve as a record of architectural history.
Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo Japan | 1972, Kisho Kurokawa
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