Sheffield born Alison Gill, later to be known as Alison Smithson, was one half of one of the most influential Brutalist architectural partnerships in history. On the day that she would be celebrating her 86th birthday we take a look at how the impact of her and Peter Smithson's architecture still resonates well into the 21st century, most notably in the British Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale. With London's Robin Hood Gardens, one of their most well known and large scale social housing projects, facing imminent demolition how might their style, hailed by Reyner Banham in 1955 as the "new brutalism", hold the key for future housing projects?
Alison And Peter Smitihson: The Latest Architecture and News
00:00 - 22 June, 2014
https://www.archdaily.com/519027/what-can-be-learnt-from-the-smithsons-new-brutalism-in-2014 James Taylor-Foster