Robin Hood Gardens:
Robin Hood Gardens housing estate in Poplar (1972) is the only residential building to be designed by the architects Alison and Peter Smithson. Famous for wide street decks, the so-called 'streets in the sky', these were symbolic of east end pavements as well as the architects social concerns. The design and the first years of occupation led to controversy and divided opinion as either a modernist masterpiece or a concrete carbuncle. After less than fifty years and two attempts at listed property status, it is now being demolished in stages as part of the Blackwall Reach regeneration scheme.
The images were made while working on a London Open House 2016 exhibition and short film which interviewed residents who lived there in the 1970's.