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London's Aylesbury Estate: A Housing Project Then and Now

London's Aylesbury Estate: A Housing Project Then and Now

Originally built to house over 7,000 people in the 1970s, the Aylesbury Estate in South East London was once one of largest housing projects in Europe. In recent years it has "fallen into rapid decline" and, according to British filmmaker Joe Gilbert, "perfectly encapsulates the growing housing crisis and problems caused by gentrification." With narration by Tom Dyckhoff, this short film aims to capture the reality of a housing utopia which has de-evolved into an uncomfortable reality.

London's Aylesbury Estate: A Housing Project Then and Now, © Joe Gilbert
© Joe Gilbert
© Joe Gilbert
© Joe Gilbert
© Joe Gilbert
© Joe Gilbert
© Joe Gilbert
© Joe Gilbert
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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "London's Aylesbury Estate: A Housing Project Then and Now" 09 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/801145/londons-aylesbury-estate-a-housing-project-then-and-now/> ISSN 0719-8884
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