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Giovanni Edwards

Peter Barber, one of the UK's most prolific social housing architects, presents his practice's past and present work as part of the Barbican Centre and Architecture Foundation's Architecture on Stage programme. For the past two decades, Peter Barber Architects has been redefining how we approach the design of social housing, establishing a reputation for playful reinterpretations of traditional housing models such as mansion blocks and back-to-back terraces. In 2001, the firm won first prize in the Architecture Foundation-run competition for the Donnybrook Quarter (2006), a development of 40 homes commissioned by the housing association Circle 33 for a site in Hackney. 

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