For about 20 years now the idea that a building can be one single entity has been fiercely resisted in town halls across the land and the 'millenium style' has ruled supreme - you know the thing - bit of brick here, bit of zinc there, few wooden planks etc etc. Everything else seems a little 'un-relieved' by comparison.
The Warwick Road Estate is exactly the kind of thing that must give planning case officers and local councillors sleepless nights and, housing as it does for a long magnificent stretch along Warwick Road every garbage lorry owned by Kensington & Chelsea Council (ahem, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, excuse me), it also stinks like hell through that brick arabesque.
If you're a modern architect working in this borough looking at RBKC's signage on this building will tell you everything you need to know about the reception your masterpiece is likely to get here.
Speaking of divine inspiration, and maybe slightly overstating the case but it's a cracker nevertheless...right opposite and completely unloved or cared for we have this:
Our Lady of St. Francis School, Glasgow
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