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A Brutalist London chess set

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Frobisher Crescent at The Barbican

Thanks to an invite from the chaps (and chapesses) over at the Londonist, I found myself lurking around the entrance to The Barbican Centre this morning – waiting for a chance to have a look at the first significant redevelopment


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