The Smithsons Architects: Modern Buildings England

The Smithsons, Modern Architects, England, Building, Housing, English Design Practice, College

The Smithsons Architects : Modernist Architecture

Key 20th Century English Architects, UK

The Smithsons – Major Building

Robin Hood Gardens, Poplar, east London, UK
Date built: 1967/68-72
New photos of this key housing development added on 17 Sep 2011
Robin Hood Gardens Poplar
photograph © Adrian Welch
The Smithsons : Robin Hood Gardens London – News Update 12 Jan 2011
Modern housing that became rather unloved
BD campaign to list Robin Hood Gardens estate, Feb-Mar 2008
Unlike public housing on the other side of London – at Roehampton – this Modernist architecture by The Smithsons wasn’t formed from floating Corbusian slab blocks or elegant point blocks but long sinewy legs enclosing a massive and sterile piece of grass.

The Smithsons – Key Projects

Key Buildings by The Smithsons, alphabetical:

Bath University arts barn + arts lecture theatre, Bath, southwest England

RIBA-organised competition 2007 for the site – possible demolition

St Hilda’s College – Garden Building, Oxford, southern England
Date built: 1968-70

Smithdon High School, Hunstanton, Norfolk, eastern England
Date built: 1949–1954
Grade II* listed

Sugden House, Watford, south east England
Date built: 1955

Upper Lawn – family weekend retreat, Fonthill Estate, Tisbury, Wiltshire, south west England
Date built: 1958/59-62
country holiday home aka Upper Lawn Pavilion

The Smithsons – Key Design Contests

Churchill College Architecture Competition, Cambridge, southeast England
Date built: 1959
Didn’t make final shortlist of four
Churchill College

Golden Lane housing – competition entry, central London
Date built: 1954
Golden Lane Housing

More info re projects by The Smithsons online soon

Peter & Alison Smithson : practice information


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The Smithsons – Practice Information

British architecture practice run by Alison & Peter Smithson

The Smithsons : Modern Architects

Celebrated London practice known for key examples of prioneering Modern Architecture

English Architecture

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Buildings / photos for The Smithsons Architecture page welcome

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