Robin Hood Gardens: a critical narrative
Powers, Alan (2011) Robin Hood Gardens: a critical narrative. In: Rissalada, Max, (ed.) Alison and Peter Smithson: a critical anthology. Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, pp. 228-245. ISBN 978-84-343-1254-8Full text not available from this repository.
Robin Hood Gardens is a development of flats in Tower Hamlets, London, designed by the internationally-known architects Alison and Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. It has been the subject of media attention, especially since 2007, owing to a redevelopment proposal and a campaign to save the building by listing. The main piece in the book reviews the history of the building, its critical reception and false perceptions about its current performance and presumed 'failure'. It argues that the building is fit for purpose and that its destruction would be a waste of a physical and cultural resource.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||architecture, housing, conservation|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > NA Architecture|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Architecture, Design & Construction|
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Department of Architecture & Urbanism
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2012 11:27|
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