There's something awesome about Holcroft Court, the big residential block that backs onto Dare towers. It's like for one block we're transported out of central London and into some pristine housing estate on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
Whilst it looks blandly singular in function from the outside, there's a huge central courtyard, a nursery, and an underground car park underpinning the bulky austerity. I imagine the whole building crouching down to be more inconspicuous; despite the bright grey and white it's completely in scale with the buildings and trees around it.
There's all kinds of random buildings in the area and there are more being built, dating from all over the last few centuries. I assume that this one sprang up not long after the war but it feels like a slightly younger utopian inner-city new town attempt, with all its integrated services and standardised panels.
For me it's this beauty and simplicity of function contrasted with its awkwardness in its surroundings that catch my imagination.