Night view, Ruislip Road East

How styles have changed in the fifty or so years between building of the block of flats on the right and the one on the left. I have to admit to preferring the building dating from the 1930’s, it seems far more bold and stylish. The metal framed suntrap windows have not survived – they were difficult to maintain or replace and let in the cold – but the strange combination of medieval bays and the influence of Le Corbusier still works today.

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