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Robin Hood Gardens: a critical narrative

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 978-84-343-1254-8

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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
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Department of Architecture & Urbanism
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:21
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