Speed HouseAnton Rodriguez

Rebecca & Patricio

Speed HouseAnton Rodriguez
Rebecca & Patricio

Can you tell me about yourself?

Rebecca was born and bred in Yorkshire and Patricio is from Buenos Aires. We both moved to London seven years ago and met here through friends (in a Patisserie Valerie)



What is your Occupation?

Patricio is a Finance Director at the Economist and Rebecca is about to start a new role as Head of Cancer Intelligence at Cancer Research UK. 



What drew you to move to the Barbican?

Patricio once described it as "the most un-London place in London"... we have always been drawn to it then one day we realised people lived here... then we realised that we could live here. It's a dream come true.



How long have you lived on the estate?

Just over two years.


Your favourite feature of Barbican flats?

The kitchen: the hatch to the living room, the sliding glass cupboard doors, the four hobs in a row (that inspired a 1970s food blog of the same name) - it looks both modern and retro at the same time. The full length windows and the light that floods the flat are also up there.


How have you found it living in the barbican estate?

It's a peaceful sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city - sometimes at the weekend, it's so quiet, we think we must be the only people left on the estate. We have our privacy but we've also met some lovely people. And we enjoy all the Arts Centre entertainment on our doorstep.