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Upper Lawn, Solar Pavillion

Upper Lawn, Solar Pavillion

Upper Lawn, Solar Pavillion


Alison and Peter Smithson 

MACK 2023

SKU S04030

This publication explores the rich story of Upper Lawn’s construction and inhabitation by revisiting the small book Alison Smithson created with architect Enric Miralles in 1986. Here, the book’s contents, including diary entries, photographs, drawings, and references, are republished in full in a new design, expanded by extensive new materials from the Smithson archive. Together, these documents describe the building’s lived life, picturing it as a ledger of wear and use, a means of private and professional exploration, and a lens onto the passage of time inside and outside its walls.

This book places Upper Lawn at the heart of the Smithsons’ practice, revealing its own quiet philosophy and ethics of architecture. This new book has been edited in collaboration with the Smithson Family Collection and includes an introductory essay by Paul Clarke, Professor of Architectural Design at the Belfast School of Architecture.

OTA bound paperback
30 x 21cm, 144 pages