Friday, 21 November 2014

The Byker Wall - detail 09/06/2014


The extensive and radical Byker Wall development of residential flats was built in the 1970s by Newcastle City Council. The now iconic project was greeted locally with howls of outrage fading to mild derision, while being feted in the international architectural press and magazines as Domus. As a young graphic design student at the time, I was fascinated. A recent survey of the residents reported the curve-linear complex as being a wonderful place to live, many of the original tenants are still in residence . Just goes to show.......

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