On view 7 September–13 October 2019. In 2017, demolition began of Robin Hood Gardens, the Brutalist housing estate in Poplar, East London, completed in 1972 by British architects Alison and Peter Smithson.
On the eve of destruction, the V&A acquired a three-storey section of each façade and the interior fittings of two flats and commissioned Do Ho Suh to create a work inspired by the architecture, interiors and people of Robin Hood Gardens.
Suh's panoramic film uses time-lapse photography, drone footage, 3D-scanning and photogrammetry to create a visual journey in which the camera ceaselessly pans through and around the building.
Image: Do Ho Suh, Robin Hood Gardens, WoolmoreStreet, London E14 0HG, commissioned by the V&A
Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York Hong Kong and Seoul and Victoria Miro London / Venice
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London