FROM MARGATE WITH LOVE | 5 INTERVENTIONS FOR ARLINGTON HOUSE
Arlington House is a 58-metre high eighteen-storey residential apartment block in Margate, Kent, England.
It was built in 1964, it has 142 apartments, and was designed by Russell Diplock & Associates, developed by Bernard Sunley Trust, and built by the contractors Bernard Sunley & Sons.
The sides of the building have a wave-like design, providing both inland and sea views.
It was initially advertised as "Britain's first ‘park and buy’ shopping centre with luxury flats", incorporating a theatre, restaurant and rooftop swimming pool. (Wikipedia)
when I was in a residency in Margate, the people who live in Arlington House, on the seafront, were in dispute with landlord Freshwater over the plans to build the superstore on the site.
This was the reason I made 5 intervention for Arlington house, remembering the story of the amazing, brutalist building.