Peter Smithson's influence predates slightly that of Cedric Price. It has also migrated to Shatwell, most notably in the recent re-erection of his wooden obelisk that first stood at Hadspen, commanding the view across the countryside.
At Shatwell the obelisk takes on a more urban role (the design was originally imagined for a site in Sienna) negotiating the space between buildings.
Peter Smithson (1923–2003), Study for a Wooden Obelisk, Hadspen House, Somerset, c. 2000. Print, 300 × 405 mm.