B.S. Johnson, “The Smithsons on Housing,” BBC, 1970

"Architects have always felt the need to build not for the occupying generation but to body out the ideals of their period in a way that they could be felt by generations that follow… we feel an obligation that is outside the present financial or economic situation to build for successive occupying generations." - Peter Smithson

"Unless a building outlasts its first users, we get no body of choice, no pool of housing from which people can choose how to live and where they want to live. More important, you get no build-up of a comparable body of quality… Therefore, maintenance of a quality object is a real cultural necessity." - Alison Smithson