Slum In The Sky
How's this for a slum in the sky? Looks awful, doesn't it? Believe it or not, this is the winner of the Royal Institute of Architecture's Stirling Prize 2008. It's the Accordia housing estate in Cambridge, perpetrated by architects Alison Brooks, Richard Lavington and Keith Bradley. It might be a bit too lumpy for graffiti artists, but it looks perfect for drug-dealers, muggers and teenage gangsters. What a shame we can't force the Stirling judges to live in this ugly building for a few years.