The Barbican Estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II. The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the earlier, ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate (where I have also worked) immediately north of Barbican. The estate of 40 acres (160,000 m2) was officially opened in 1969 and is now home to around 4,000 people living in 2,014 flats. The flats reflect the widespread use in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s of concrete as the visible face of the building.
I was employed by the Corporation of London to produce colour samples for each of the component parts of the Estate.
I carry out projects of many different types in my work with paint and colour. See a slideshow of some recent ones:
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