Peter was only 26 and Alison, his new wife and former student, a mere 21 years old. He itemised its leaking roofs, cracking glass panels, extreme temperatures in summer and winter, horrendous sound transmission and other practical shortcomings. Even the famous wash-basin drain outlets hovering above the gulley had previously been done by Banister Fletcher at his Brentford Gillette Factory in But as a work of architecture, it was a rare glimmer of hope for architects wishing to reconstruct a post-war Britain in the modern idiom. But after Hunstanton, their principal achievements consisted of rhetoric and polemic: words and images rather than buildings.

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Urban Structuring: Studies Of Alison & Peter Smithson

They disagreed with the ideals of Le Corbusier and the Athens charter; what they felt was lacking was identity, a concept discussed at length throughout the book. The book is a series of case studies in roughly chronological order. Each project is thoroughly illustrated and described in relation to a number of themes, which form the 14 chapters of the book. Some of these themes are reiterated in the chapter titles, showing consistency to the principles followed by the Smithsons throughout their working life. The first chapter considers house types and their context, a result of the studying the Valley Section created by Patrick Geddes; a biologist, sociologist and urban planner who was interested in the relationship between life and its environment.


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