De sloop van Robin Hood Gardens in Londen (Alison en Peter Smithson, 1972) is gestart. Filmmaker Joe Gilbert maakte 2 jaar geleden deze film over dit iconische gebouw.
As demolition appears imminent, this film covers the final chapter of Robin Hood Gardens estate in east London. Using the honest opinions of Timothy Brittain-Catlin and Amy Frearson, they discuss the unique brutalist design as well as the social problems that have plagued the area ever since it was built.
*Creativepool Annual 2016 Winner*
Cinetekton Film Festival, Lisbon International Film Festival, Winnipeg Architecture and Design Film Festival, Urban Eye Film Festival
In 2017 The Economist will move from its home of 52 years to new offices in central London. This is the fascinating story of the iconic building we will leave behind and the two modernist architects who designed it.
Omdat de sloop van de zowel geprezen als verguisde Robin Hood Gardens (Alison en Peter Smithson, 1972) nu echt op handen lijkt te zijn  een korte film gemaakt door The Architectural Review in 2014 waarin onderzocht wordt wat dit wooncomplex zo bijzonder maakt:
Een tweede documentaire / korte film uit 2010 van regisseur Martin Ginestie met de titel Robin Hood Gardens (Or Every Brutalist Structure For Itself) is [hier] te bekijken.
Brutalism: Post-War British Architecture
by Alexander Clement
The term Brutalism is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945 – 1975. Uncompromisingly modern, this trend in architecture was both striking and arresting and, perhaps like no other style before or since, aroused extremes of emotion and debate. Some regarded Brutalist buildings as monstrous soulless structures of concrete, steel and glass, whereas others saw the genre as a logical progression, having its own grace and balance.
Here, Alexander Clement introduces Brutalism as seen in post-war Britain, giving the historical context before studying a number of key buildings and developments in the fields of civic, educational, commercial, leisure and entertainment, social and private, and ecclesiastical architecture. Stunning photographs clearly show the main characteristics of each building, and there are profiles of the most influential architects.
Now that the age of Brutalism is a generation behind us, it is possible to view the movement with a degree of rational reappraisal, study how the style evolved and gauge its effect on Britain’s urban landscape. Aimed at anyone with an interest in architecture, this book offers such an analysis, and considers the future for Brutalism.
SIZE: 246×189 mm
INSIDE: 150 colour photographs