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Phase two of Robin Hood Gardens replacement gets go-ahead


Fine Stefania, but Alison and Peter Smithson were third rate Architects and academics even by the standards of the early 70s, dressing their rubbish with intellectual cant. The wonder is how they fooled Richard, Norman et al. They also fooled the local authority housing managers and planners, consigning generations of tenants to crap housing. They also tarnished the reputation of the architectural profession for 20 years, at least. Corb was a flawed genius and the refurbished Unite looks fine now, and inhabited by affluent architects? There is still a housing crisis 45 years later, but hopefully we are no longer hampered by the preaching of A and P and their parking lots? Their generation is retiring or dead now, and it looks as if the current masters have learned from their mistakes, and are living in the real world. Come back from France Stefania and take a look?! We like open plan kitchen/dining/living rooms, preferably with 2 good sized bedrooms, and a sheltered balcony you can sit round a table on. Proper storage and somewhere for a car and bike completes the picture. Of course you need a well paid job to pay for it, and there must be larger properties with a garden to move on to. And perhaps a place in la belle France with your SNCF?

Posted date

22 February, 2017

Posted time

11:14 am