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The Alton Estate, Roehampton

Aerial view of Alton Estate in Roehampton

Architect: Architects Department, London County Council
Copyright: Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

The Alton Estate is a huge development, set in parkland in South West London. Of the two estates, Alton West is the most famous. Five massive slab blocks set on piers, informally arranged, march across a lush green landscape: a British response to the ideas of the architect Le Corbusier?

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