Dorset Estate 1957 (Skinner, Bailey & Lubetkin) London

The main feature of this estate is that the galleries are no longer expressed on the exterior but treated as part of the interior volume of the building. The staircases still receive the usual attention and achieve a sculptural quality but the exterior spaces and approach to the buildings are indistinct. As a transition from the city to the front door this is perhaps Lubetkin’s weakest project featuring too many of the ambiguous and poorly defined exterior spaces typical of slab and point block planning.

Sivill House, a point block, was added to the estate in 1962.

Didimap Dorset Estate



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