Robin Hood Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London: the facade of the ten-storey slab block

Coronavirus update: Our printing service continues to operate as usual, with framed and unframed prints available for delivery in normal timescales. We would like to reassure our customers that we are observing government advice on COVID-19 and adhering to all guidance and best practice.

RIBApix ref no RIBA113758
Architect/DesignerAlison & Peter Smithson
Artist/PhotographerPalmer, Anthony
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1972
Image Date2015
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
MediumDigital image
Library ReferencePalmer DP1M2710
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Anthony Palmer / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This council housing estate in east London covers about five acres and consists of two long blocks, one of ten storeys, the other of seven, built from precast concrete slabs.

Subject tags

housing, concrete