Archive of September 2011 - Transforming Cities

Could Norway have the answer for the UK’s failed council estates?

on September 12th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

The vast social housing estate at Furuset in northeast Oslo, Norway, reflects the design principles of Le Corbusier, with spacious flats arranged in pavilion buildings set within sweeping green vistas (not unlike the landscapes of Capability Brown). The horizons are dotted with tower blocks set against dramatic, forested hills.

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