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Brutalist Czech bus terminal restored by Chybik + Kristof

The architects wanted to save the bus station in Brno, celebrating its architectural heritage while adding new design elements Words by Francesca Perry In the

Architecture

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

Features
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

Buildings
The Barbican: London’s Brutalist masterpiece

The Barbican: London’s Brutalist masterpiece

Lakeside Terrace Barbican Centre. Photo by Max Colson The Barbican Estate has topped the list of Britain’s ugliest building several times, yet the Brutalist complex

Buildings

Balfron Tower: Erno Goldfinger’s Brutalist council estate

 Balfron Tower entrance door. Photo by Graeme Maclean Ernö Goldfinger’s high-rise residential block in Poplar, East London was designed as a solution to London’s post-war

Buildings

The concrete collective: A guide to Brutalism in London

Royal National Theatre Southbank. Photo via Wikicommons user Mfkrzzz The post-war architectural style, characterised by block-like forms usually cast in raw concrete or brick, defined

Buildings

Why London’s at-risk Alton Estate must be protected as a rare example of successful British modernism

  Alton Estate (West), part of the site that is Grade II* listed. Photo by Stephen Richards, CC by-sa 2.0 Roehampton’s Alton Estate is one

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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

News

Flos: Van Duysen masterminds new Light+Building stand

Flos stand at Light+Building Frankfurt. Photo: C41 Studio Flos debuts new architectural and outdoor lines in Van Duysen authored space in Light+Building 2018, in Frankfurt.

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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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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of Italian artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

Vitra acquires Kazuo Shinohara’s iconic Umbrella House

Norm Architects complete Michelin-starred restaurant ÄNG in Sweden

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

World Architecture Festival 2022 reveals shortlist ahead of ‘Together’ Lisbon event

Annabel Karim Kassar unveils new installation, The Lebanese House, at the V&A

Studio Ossidiana unveils small-scale museum for immersive art in Flevoland

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum


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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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of Italian artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

Vitra acquires Kazuo Shinohara’s iconic Umbrella House

Norm Architects complete Michelin-starred restaurant ÄNG in Sweden

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

World Architecture Festival 2022 reveals shortlist ahead of ‘Together’ Lisbon event

Annabel Karim Kassar unveils new installation, The Lebanese House, at the V&A

Studio Ossidiana unveils small-scale museum for immersive art in Flevoland

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum


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