Objects from sofa pillows to planters are now marketed as brutalist and sold across the nation's souvenir shops. But when an internationally renowned artist such as Carsten Höller feels the need to ride on brutalism's coattails, it's time to stop

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Giancarlo Ragazzi’s footballing fortress brings together two rival teams, several architectural movements and much of Milan’s twentieth-century history under one mighty steel roof

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Here, we pick some of the most intriguing events at the festival, from Lego-based building techniques to a modern take on cartography

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Tom Dixon-designed roof bar has been axed from Centre Point, where apartments start at £1.8m. 

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Owen Hopkins provides a welcome antidote to the histrionics and heroising that blight our understanding of modernist architecture, says John Jervis

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 00:46

Salters’ Hall

The clever restoration of Basil Spence’s livery building shows how the brutes of the post-war era can be modernised without being tamed

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Friday, 24 June 2016 00:31


The brute is back – on television, on social media, in coffee-table books, even in new buildings. But can we ever recapture the movement’s original spirit, asks Douglas Murphy?

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Friday, 22 April 2016 12:04

Concrete Concept

Christopher Beanland’s compendium of 50 brutalist buildings is a wholesome first introduction to brutalism, but will leave die-hard fans unsatisfied, says Peter Smisek

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Artist Jessie Brennan spent time with the residents of the Smithsons’ brutalist estate to explore the human impact of the political battle over its regeneration. Here, she discusses her experience

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Friday, 12 June 2015 16:59

Katamama, Bali

A beach hotel in Kuta celebrates local culture with a robust, almost brutal, facade made from more than a million traditional Balinese bricks

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For its Brutalist Playground the RIBA, the Turner prize-nominated  collective has worked with artist Simon Terrill to recreate some of the surreal structures created for play at brutalist housing schemes

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