Robin Hood Gardens (Or Every Brutalist Structure For Itself)(2010 UK, 17 minutes)
Robin Hood Gardens - concrete eyesore or masterpiece in Brutalist architecture? The controversial housing estate, built in 1972 by Alison and Peter Smithson, is under threat of demolition by a local council keen to cash in on the sky-rocketing value of land in the East End of London. Opposed to the move are a powerful architecture lobby who see the building as a key moment in the development of architectural thought. Caught in the middle are the building's residents, whose opinion is, unsurprisingly, absent from the debate.
Best Documentary, London Short Film Festival 2011
South By Southwest, Texas, USA 03/2010
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD, USA 05/2010
Sheffield International Documentary Festival, UK 11/2010
London Short Film Festival, UK 01/2011
True/False Film Festival, Missouri, USA 03/2011