This event celebrates Upper Lawn, Solar Pavilion, a rich document of the weekend home Alison and Peter Smithson built in the English countryside, which was central to their practice. Llibreria Finestres presents a conversation between the architects Eva Prats (Flores i Prats) and Anna Puigjaner (MAIO) and Soraya Smithson, artist and daughter of Alison and Peter.
Monday 23 October
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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.