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The Smithsons Architects : Modernist Architecture

Key 20th Century English Architects, UK

post updated 21 Apr 2021

The Smithsons – Major Building

Robin Hood Gardens, Poplar, east London, UK
Date built: 1967/68-72
New photos of this key housing development added on 17 Sep 2011
Robin Hood Gardens Poplar by The Smithsons
photograph © Adrian Welch
Robin Hood Gardens London : News Update 12 Jan 2011
Modern housing that became rather unloved
BD campaign to list Robin Hood Gardens estate, Feb-Mar 2008
Unlike public housing on the other side of London – at Roehampton – this Modernist architecture by The Smithsons wasn’t formed from floating Corbusian slab blocks or elegant point blocks but long sinewy legs enclosing a massive and sterile piece of grass.

The Smithsons – Key Projects

Key Buildings by The Smithsons, alphabetical:

Bath University arts barn + arts lecture theatre, Bath, southwest England

RIBA-organised competition 2007 for the site – possible demolition

St Hilda’s College – Garden Building, Oxford, southern England
Date built: 1968-70

Smithdon High School, Hunstanton, Norfolk, eastern England
Date built: 1949–1954
Grade II* listed

Sugden House, Watford, south east England
Date built: 1955

Upper Lawn – family weekend retreat, Fonthill Estate, Tisbury, Wiltshire, south west England
Date built: 1958/59-62
country holiday home aka Upper Lawn Pavilion

The Smithsons – Key Design Contests

Churchill College Architecture Competition, Cambridge, southeast England
Date built: 1959
Didn’t make final shortlist of four
Churchill College

Golden Lane housing – competition entry, central London
Date built: 1954
Golden Lane Housing

More info re projects by The Smithsons online soon

Peter & Alison Smithson : practice information

Location: London, England, UK

London Architecture Practice Information

This British architecture practice was run by Alison & Peter Smithson.

Modern Architects

Celebrated London practice known for key examples of pioneering Modern Architecture

Modern Houses

British Architecture

London Architecture Designs – chronological list

London Architect

London Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Pinnacle House, at Royal Wharf, Newham, East London
Architecture: Mæ
Pinnacle House Royal Wharf Newham
photo courtesy of architects firm
Pinnacle House, Royal Wharf Newham

The Stage Curtain Playhouse in Shoreditch, East London
Architects: Perkins&Will
The Stage Curtain Playhouse East London architecture news
image courtesy of architects
The Stage Curtain Playhouse

English Architecture

Architecture Studios

Buildings / photos for The Smithsons Architecture page welcome