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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2663850/Are-Britains-ugliest-houses-12-terraced-bungalows-20ft-high-brick-slabs-two-tiny-windows-dubbed-The-Crematorium-locals.html

  • The newly-built homes have been compared to a prison by neighbours who call the development 'Fort Dagenham'
  • Residents also claim the buildings are a blot on the landscape and overshadow nearby Grade II-listed registry office
  • 12 bungalows - which have only two windows each - are part of a new development by Barking and Dagenham Council
  • The one and two-bedroom bungalows will provide accommodation for dozens when finished in a few months
  • Currently not known how much the homes will be marketed for when they are completed this summer
  • article-2663850-1EF509D100000578-308_964

Very disappointing not even an attempt to value these delightful looking homes.

They look like they've been designed by a child who hasn't drawn enough windows!!

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It's cheaper to build a house with one slope for a roof (sorry, don't know the technical term for it!) as opposed to a pitched roof with an A frame truss (?).

I haven't read the article yet but I'm guessing they're built for a Housing Association or they're one of the new breed of council houses.

These homes look almost institutional - like single storey a prison. Or a row of industrial/commercial units. Very disappointing. :(

Some are built right out onto the pavement. Ripe for some p*sshead to go past and bang loudly on the glass at night.

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It's cheaper to build a house with one slope for a roof (sorry, don't know the technical term for it!) as opposed to a pitched roof with an A frame truss (?).

I haven't read the article yet but I'm guessing they're built for a Housing Association or they're one of the new breed of council houses.

These homes look almost institutional - like single storey a prison. Or a row of industrial/commercial units. Very disappointing. :(

Some are built right out onto the pavement. Ripe for some p*sshead to go past and bang loudly on the glass at night.

It's called a 'lean to'.

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Very disappointing not even an attempt to value these delightful looking homes.

They look like they've been designed by a child who hasn't drawn enough windows!!

They look like the worst of 1960s brutalist architecture (if you can call it architecture).

I had thought that was well in the past.

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They look like the worst of 1960s brutalist architecture (if you can call it architecture).

I had thought that was well in the past.

I was thinking the same. These 21st century homes seem to be reviving what was built 50 years ago. Just with double glazed windows, more insulation and solar panels.

The bungalows in the OP link look even worse than these Housing Assoc homes (with similar roof style) built around 5 years ago:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.651935,1.271569,3a,75y,28.79h,90.92t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s83JWKPzKa0Q6TGaBum0iFA!2e0

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