Double standards for Robin Hood Gardens, says Saunt

5 Reassembled fragment of the facade of Robin Hood Gardens at Venice Biennale 2018

Architect says same argument should have applied to Smithson building as to Jencks’ house

Arguments used to make the case for listing Charles Jencks’ Thematic House should have saved Robin Hood Gardens, Deborah Saunt has said.

The same logic could be applied to both buildings, said the DSDHA co-founder, who is currently working on the Economist Plaza [see below], another seminal work by the Smithsons.

Both were the built embodiment of their designers’ thinking as set out in their writing, said Saunt.

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