Alexandra Road Estate

Also knows as Alexandra Road Estate, or Rowley Way (can someone just tell me which?) was designed in 1968 and completed a decade later, just a year before the first Star Wars film if you care about that kind of trivia. The brainchild of Neave Brown, it has 520 apartments, a school, community centre, and a communal green space.
The downside to the complex is that it runs parallel with a train track, however they carefully considered this came up with these impressive solutions.
1) The apartment blocks adjacent to the railway are designed like a ziggurat. The word is new to me too, but it means they're shaped in such a way that they block outside noise to the rest of the complex.
2) The foundation is on top of rubber pads that minimise vibrations. I wish my upstairs neighbour got those before buying six dogs.