Byker wall, Byker housing redevelopment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: view from one of the upper access decks

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RIBApix ref no RIBA26408
Architect/DesignerErskine, Ralph (1914-2005)
Artist/PhotographerToomey, Bill (1922-)
CountryUK: England
CityNewcastle-upon-Tyne
Subject Date1978
Image Date1974
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 732 Byker
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This multi-family housing development was one of the first major examples in Britain of community architecture. Erskine oversaw the development of this project, begun in 1972 and completed in 1978, allowing for tenant cooperation and architectural innovation on a large scale.

Subject tags

shadows, balconies, flats, housing, brickwork, canopies