Archinect - News 2015-10-09T23:55:41-04:00 Rowan Moore on the seemingly erratic decision-making in historic preservation Alexander Walter 2015-08-26T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T13:08:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These are confusing times in the business of protecting the country&rsquo;s architectural heritage. [...] Recently, two large modernist buildings were up for consideration for listing: the British Library in St Pancras, and an East End council estate, Robin Hood Gardens. Both have been controversial [...] Yet the library has been granted the immortality of a Grade I listing, while the estate has been denied recognition and is set to be demolished.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens Set For Demolition</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Postmodern No 1 Poultry divides architects in debate over recent heritage</a></li></ul> Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate Alexander Walter 2015-06-23T18:12:00-04:00 >2015-06-28T07:45:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Lord Rogers launched a campaign to save one of London&rsquo;s most notorious housing estates from demolition, he was adamant that it was a desirable place to live. [...] It is a claim he may regret. Unhappy residents of the estate have challenged the peer to be true to his word and swap his &pound;12 million Chelsea townhouse for a few nights in one of their blighted flats.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens Set For Demolition</a></p> Robin Hood Gardens Set For Demolition Archinect 2012-03-27T12:08:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T12:08:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For all its Brutalist charm and rigid adherence to the now-outmoded &lsquo;streets in the sky&rsquo; concept, Robin Hood Gardens was an easy target for those who call architects hypocrites eager to champion crumbling estates they wouldn&rsquo;t dare live in themselves. Many of the current residents can&rsquo;t wait to be rid of it: a consultation in 2008 found that over 75% supported its demolition.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>