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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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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 Architecture is

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3XN designs healing-focused extension to Denmark’s largest hospital

Modern ikebana: showcasing a new wave of floral designers

Yair Neuman and Cubitts launch range of lights created from waste eyeglass lenses

Uchida Shanghai transforms old linen factory into new public gallery

Corrugated metal cladding transforms Spanish country house

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RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

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3XN designs healing-focused extension to Denmark’s largest hospital

Modern ikebana: showcasing a new wave of floral designers

Yair Neuman and Cubitts launch range of lights created from waste eyeglass lenses

Uchida Shanghai transforms old linen factory into new public gallery

Corrugated metal cladding transforms Spanish country house

Improve your team’s bench strength

RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

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