The Charged Void: Architecture

The Charged Void is more than a complete works volume. It is a publishing project personally run by Alison and Peter Smithson in which they document, like a photo album, its more than 50 years working in the fields of architecture and urbanism.

Apparently the original idea was to publish three volumes: architecture, urbanism and critical writings. At least that is collected in the review that Mark Wigley wrote on volume Architecture, published in the Summer 2003 issue of Bookforum. Whatever the reason, the work was finally defined in the two volumes we know: Architecture and Urbanism.

The Charged Void: Architecture has as many as 600 pages devoted to the more than 125 projects that the couple developed throughout their career. Since developed exercises even being architecture students, through unbuilt designs, to the most important projects of the couple (Golden Lane, Robin Hood Gardens, the Economist Building, etc.) the book reviews a lifetime profession in 15 sections.


David H. Falagán

The Charged Void: Architecture

Alison Smithson, Peter Smithson

The Monacelli Press, 2001

The Charged Void: Urbanism

Alison Smithson, Peter Smithson

The Monacelli Press, 2005

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