The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, May 20, 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects Present Robin Hood Gardens Exhibition

LONDON.- The Royal Institute of British Architects presents Robin Hood Gardens: Re-Visions, an exhibition taking a fresh look at the controversial east London housing estate and its residents through photographs, documentary film, archive material and projects by diploma students at the University of Greenwich. Recent photographs by Ioana Marinescu will be displayed alongside archive images and a new documentary film by Martin Ginestie. The work of Marinescu and Ginestie gives a fresh interpretation of the formal quality of the architecture, the integration of the estate in the transformed landscape around London's docklands, and the intimate lives of its residents. The documentary film also includes interviews with architects, historians and planners.

The proposal to demolish Robin Hood Gardens (1968–72), one of the most important schemes designed by Alison and Peter Smithson, has featured prominently in the media.

This exhibition is part of a two year campaign by the Twentieth Century Society and others to achieve a sensitive refurbishment of the estate:

Autumn 2007: Twentieth Century Society requested the estate to be listed

Beginning 2008: Press campaign by Building Design magazine to save the estate begins

May 2008: First refusal to list the building

July 2008: Twentieth Century Society request a review and one is carried out
May 2009: DCMS Review results in refusal to list Robin Hood Gardens

Alison Smithson (1928-1993) and Peter Smithson (1923 - 2003) together formed an architectural partnership, and are often associated with New Brutalism. Their buildings include:

Smithdon High School, Hunstanton, Norfolk (1949-1954; Grade II*)
The House of the Future exhibition (at the 1956 Ideal Home Show)
The Economist Building, London (1959-1965)
Garden building, St Hilda's College, Oxford (1968)
Robin Hood Gardens housing complex, Poplar, East London (1969-1972)
Buildings at the University of Bath, including the School of Architecture and Building Engineering (1988)

Royal Institute of British Architects | Robin Hood Gardens | Martin Ginestie | Ioana Marinescu | Alison Amithson | Peter Smithson |

Today's News

June 25, 2009

Homme a l'epee Sells for 7 Million and Leads Sotheby's Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art

Retrospective of Pioneering Artist Dan Graham Opens at Whitney Museum

Hospital Radiologists Analyze Brooklyn Museum's Mummies and Make Discovery

Seattle Art Museum Presents an Intimate Tribute to the Late Andrew Wyeth

First Major U.S. Exhibition in Nearly 40 Years to Focus Exclusively on Joaquín Torres-García

Two Northwest Arkansas Museums Receive IMLS Grant

Alte Pinakothek Hosts Exhibition by Viennese Architects Christian Jabornegg and András Pálffy

Mexico's INAH Publishes Bio Cultural Heritage in Indigenous Hands Book by Eckart Boege

Chip Kidd to Design Poster for Inaugural Boston Book Festival

Gerard Hemsworth's Hidden Agenda on View at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

New Photography Exhibition by Lucinda Chua on View at Bermondsey Square

Exhibition Examines the Intriguing but Relatively Unappreciated Aspect of Medal Work

Viewpoint of the Defeated Turns 50 Years Old

Royal Institute of British Architects Present Robin Hood Gardens Exhibition

National Museum of African Art "Artful Animals" Exhibition Includes Activities for People Who Are Blind

Discount Package Makes Brandywine Valley this Summers Hot Spot

Terra Foundation for American Art Teaching Fellowships and Visiting Professorships Recipients

Minervamation Animation Camp July 13 through 17 at the Clark

Museum Shortlisted for The National Lottery Awards

CalArts' Redcat and the Getty Co-Present the West Coast Premieres of Yvonne Rainer's Ros Indexical and Spiraling Down

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Related Stories

WOHA's The Met Building in Bangkok wins prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize 2011

Architect Hadid's zig-zag school wins top UK prize

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Honours Architecture's Brightest New Stars

Steven Holl to Receive Jencks Award: Visions Built 2010 at the RIBA

Royal Institute of British Architects Announces Shortlists for Five Special Awards 2010

Angela Brady Elected Next President of the RIBA

Shortlists for the President's Awards for Research 2010 Announced

Royal Institute of British Architects International Awards Winners Announced

2010 Royal Institute of British Architects Award Winners Announced

Royal Institute of British Architects Announces 2009 Council Election Results

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful