It's worth preserving Britain's brutalist buildings for two key reasons: heritage, and money.
In a competitive rental market, landlords can easily skirt anti-discrimination laws.
Perhaps the “art” label designates Assemble and the Granby project as outsiders, unique, creating something that can't be replicated.
About a quarter of all renters are spending at least half of their income on housing, and the situation is projected to get much worse over the next decade.
As Glasgow's most famous tower blocks are razed, we're again being asked to celebrate destruction of old notions of housing provision. We should treat it as a different opportunity entirely.