The Smithsons


The Smithsons

Whatever your views on The Smithsons and Robin Hood Gardens, this is worth a watch. I also really want Alison Smithson’s silver shirt/jacket. Shacket? I love a good portmanteau but that's too much, even for me. 

Some choice quotes:

‘We may be asking people to live in a way that is stupid. They maybe just want to be left alone.’

‘The site has been split like a kipper.’

‘And the building also explains its use in that wherever you need to take hold of something, or move around some woodwork or concrete element, then there is a smooth, rounded corner.’