When you’re interested in Brutalist architecture in the UK, you’ll be hard-pressed to avoid mention of this place. It has become an icon of brutalism done well, not left to rot and used as a sinkhole. The Barbican Living website has a lot of information, far more than I can reproduce here and I recommend spending some time there if you want to explore the history and contemporary impact of living there. My desire to observe the atmosphere and environment of places like this nourishes my desire for feelings of security provided by solidity and scale. A want to be hidden in a herd of people in an estate, unobserved by the casual inspector but part of a larger whole. Taking the pictures was, at times, overwhelming, with an excitement to share a sense of awe with the other photographers I saw there.