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Brutalism: The world’s ugliest buildings are back in fashion

Trellick Tower by Erno Goldfinger. Photo by Jonathan Retico Probably the twentieth century’s most controversial movement, Brutalism was characterised by its utilitarian style, modular elements

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Robin Hood Gardens: A brutal failure?

Robin Hood Gardens: A brutal failure?

Robin Hood Gardens. Photo by Steve Cadman The London-based social housing complex was design by architects Alison and Peter Smithson as a manifestation of their

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A brief history of Brutalist social estate Thamesmead

A brief history of Brutalist social estate Thamesmead

  Thamesmead was designed to be a revolutionary housing estate but, like many of its Brutalist contemporaries, it failed to meet its utopian goals Thamesmead

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The obsession with brutalist architecture has gone too far

Partridge, from Carsten Höller’s Brutalist Kitchen Dinners. Photo courtesy of the artist Everything from sofa pillows to planters is now marketed as brutalist and sold

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The San Siro is Milan’s architectural monument to football

  Giancarlo Ragazzi’s footballing fortress brings together two rival teams and much of Milan’s twentieth-century history. By Edwin Heathcote For aesthetes Milan might be synonymous with high

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What to see and do at the London Festival of Architecture 2019

An image showing the concept for Happy Street by Yinka Ilori The London Festival of Architecture runs throughout June. See our pick of the programme

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Paved in gold: London’s refurbed Centre Point goes on sale

Pevsner called it ‘coarse in the extreme’, but London’s Centre Point has long since crossed the rubicon of respectability, in part because these days there’s

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Book review – Lost Futures: The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain by Owen Hopkins

Owen Hopkins provides a welcome antidote to the histrionics and heroising that blight our understanding of modernist architecture, says John Jervis Published in 2009, Owen

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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 There’s a tricky question that

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#BRUTALISM

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

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Bell Phillips completes new school building in Kent

Nendo designs build-your-own football

Learning in the landscape: House of Grain by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Radical architecture of the future – in five projects

Kyoto chapel renovated with immersive cedar wood lattice

The bedside table designed to block your mobile signal

A new community centre by Mæ Architects combines local history with sustainable design

Mexico City concrete housing designed with undulating, irregular facade

Copper-clad rooftop volumes expand Berlin school


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Bell Phillips completes new school building in Kent

Nendo designs build-your-own football

Learning in the landscape: House of Grain by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Radical architecture of the future – in five projects

Kyoto chapel renovated with immersive cedar wood lattice

The bedside table designed to block your mobile signal

A new community centre by Mæ Architects combines local history with sustainable design

Mexico City concrete housing designed with undulating, irregular facade

Copper-clad rooftop volumes expand Berlin school


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