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A brief history of Brutalist architecture as a Barbican map
A brief history of Brutalist architecture as a Barbican map

A brief history of Brutalist architecture as a Barbican map

A variant if you like of the tube map genre is a new map of the history of Brutalist architecture laid out on a diagram of the Barbican estate.

Jan
25
2021
Brutalist icons in wood and concrete
Brutalist icons in wood and concrete

Brutalist icons in wood and concrete

Fancy a model of a brutalist building made from actual concrete, or a lasercut wooden artistic picture of one?

Jul
08
2020
Expanding IBM’s brutalist office on the Southbank
Expanding IBM’s brutalist office on the Southbank

Expanding IBM’s brutalist office on the Southbank

The Southbank's brutalist office block occupied by IBM could be getting bigger if plans by the owners are approved by the council.

Dec
18
2019
The best brutalist staircase in London
The best brutalist staircase in London

The best brutalist staircase in London

There are many contenders for best staircase in London, but I am going to pitch this little known staircase on the Southbank for the title.

Dec
10
2019
A Brutalist London chess set
A Brutalist London chess set

A Brutalist London chess set

The people behind chess sets based on city skylines have turned their attention to London's brutalist icons.

Apr
11
2019
Concrete Dreams at the Southbank Centre
Concrete Dreams at the Southbank Centre

Concrete Dreams at the Southbank Centre

To mark its reopening following refurbishment works, the brutalist heart of the Southbank has thrown open its backstage to the public for an artistic minded tour.

Apr
15
2018
Art Deco, Modernism & Brutalism in London’s suburbs
Art Deco, Modernism & Brutalism in London’s suburbs

Art Deco, Modernism & Brutalism in London’s suburbs

A new book is being planned to share the delight of these droplets of architectural shock that permeate the land of lawnmowers, warm ale and Sunday bests.

Mar
15
2018
V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture
V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

Ahead of its scandalous demolition, the V&A Museum has announced that it is acquiring a slab of the Brutalist housing estate, the Robin Hood Gardens, comprising both exterior facades and interiors of a maisonette flat.

Nov
10
2017
Build your own Brutalist London
Build your own Brutalist London

Build your own Brutalist London

While architects and construction workers labour to erect mighty buildings of concrete, it's possible to do the same in your home, from paper and glue.

Mar
04
2017

The Village inside a Military Firing Range

Last night I popped along to a lecture on Brutalism and Militarised Space hosted by the Art and Architecture organisation. The event was based around three speakers followed by a short Q&A session and was a mixture of talking about

Oct
29
2008