Balfron Tower is a 27-storey housing block in the Poplar district of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It forms part of the Brownfield estate close to the Blackwall Tunnel. Since 1998 it has been a Grade II* listed building.
It was designed by architect Ernő Goldfinger and, like nearby Robin Hood Gardens and Goldfinger's later, very similar but slightly more famous Trellick Tower in west London, is associated with the Brutalist style of 1960s architecture. Both Balfron and Trellick towers are often regarded as striking or ugly. Goldfinger himself was pleased with the design and moved in to flat 130, on the 26th floor, for two months in 1968 to find out what the residents liked and disliked about his design. What he learnt was applied to the design of Trellick Tower. Info from wikipedia.org. #Balfron_Tower #Modernist_Architecture