A brutalist fragment displayed at the Venice Biennale speaks to our current housing crisis

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0u6mds7edahum4e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>While some were delighted that at least a small part of the architectural heritage of Robin Hood Gardens was being preserved for posterity, others were furious that the V&amp;A &ndash; a so-called &lsquo;arms-length&rsquo; body, governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Prime Minister &ndash; considered the estate valuable enough to collect, but not valuable enough to help save from demolition in the first instance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The story behind London's brutalist Robin Hood Gardens reveals issues pertinent to our current housing crisis. Crystal Bennes unpacks the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150053367/v-a-s-three-story-chunk-of-demolished-housing-to-be-shown-at-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" >V&amp;A's decision to preserve and display a section of demolished housing</a> in this year's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" >Venice Architecture Biennale</a>, revealing condemnation of the building before it was even completed.&nbsp;</p>          

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