The theme of Robin Hood Gardens is protection. To achieve a calm centre, the two building blocks flank the two edges of the site. The external noise is cut down by the first layer of boundary wall. Noises that penetrate this layer to the access decks along the outer facades are diffused by more domestic noises. The access decks are separated from the habitable rooms by the individual entrances and stairs so that the internal circulation acts as a further insulation to the bedrooms. These bedrooms have windows on the inner facade overlooking the protected garden side.
Keywords: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London, multiple dwellings, residential structures/ housing, views. Submitted by John McMorrough.