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Alison Smithson

Professor Stefan Muthesius’ view of Alison and Peter Smithson

‘the Smithsons must be rated as Britain’s most important architectural designers and especially architectural thinkers, during the period 1950-1970. Their idea of community architecture was exceedingly influential throughout the world. Robin Hood Gardens is the only proper concrete manifestation of their concepts and is thus of extreme importance, not only historically, but also for the present, as the concept of ‘design for the community’still holds its fascination for architects and housing reformers.’

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