Robin Hood Gardens:

Robin Hood Gardens housing estate in Poplar is one of London's best known examples of Brutalism. Designed by architects Alison and Peter Smithson and built in 1972, it has divided opinion as either a modernist masterpiece or a concrete carbuncle. Wide street decks, the so-called 'streets in the sky', were symbolic of east end pavements as well as the architects' social concerns. 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.


These images were made while working towards an exhibition and. short film as part of London Open House 2016.


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