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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

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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

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

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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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Museum of London exhibition celebrates contemporary London makers

Carbon-negative high-rise completed by White Arkitekter

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Ajlan Gharem announced as winner of the Jameel Prize

2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

Design London makes LDF debut this September

2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula


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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

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15th-century Corsican monastery transformed with copper extension

Museum of London exhibition celebrates contemporary London makers

Carbon-negative high-rise completed by White Arkitekter

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Ajlan Gharem announced as winner of the Jameel Prize

2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

Design London makes LDF debut this September

2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula


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