London Brutalism: A study in concrete

architecture, art, B&W, History

Many people think its an eyesore, others love the geometry. Brutalism is a form of architecture that started in the mid-1950s characterised by its raw concrete exterior and repeated modular elements forming a unified structure.

One of the most famous examples is the Barbican development.





Another prime example of this style can be found along the Southbank, the sprawling complex of the National Theatre and Southbank Centre.

Brutalism London

London Brutalism

London Brutalism

Brutalism London

Famed for being one of the most hideous examples and also now left to rot after being found full asbestos. Robin Hood Gardens.

Brutalism London

Brutalism London

Brutalism London

Abbeyfield Road, Bermondsey.

Brutalism London
Brutalism London


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