According to British architecture critic Rowan Moore, it's been a good year for public housing in the United Kingdom. His roundup, in The Guardian, of 2016's architectural notables praises the "quiet virtues" of projects such as Alison Brooks's Ely Court in London. Of David Adjaye and Philip Freelon's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., he writes, ominously, "It opened in September, but its mission and values already seem to belong to another age."

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