6 Awesome Examples Of British Brutalist Architecture

6 Things For Today, Architecture, Art, Film, Iconic Buildings, Landmarks, London, Modern Design, Music

 

 

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The Barbican, London – Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

Considered by many to be the pinnacle of brutalist style, the Barbican is now a cultural landmark of London, befitting of its status as an important centre for the arts.

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Brunel University, North west London – Richard Sheppard

Brunel University featured heavily in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and brutalist architecture became Kubrick’s backdrop for the dystopian future imagined in Anthony Burgess’s novel.

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Trellick Tower, London – Erno Goldfinger

This monstrous tower has been featured in many films and music videos over the years – recently in the video for Danny Brown and Darq E Freaker’s banger “Blueberry (Pills and Cocaine)” which you can peep here.

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Trinity Square car park, Gateshead – Rodney Gordon

Rodney Gordon’s design was so imposing that the local council demolished the car park in 2010. It features heavily in the classic Michael Cain movie Get Carter.

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Preston Bus Station – Keith Ingham and Charles Wilson

The curve of the balconies was a result of limited funds, but proved to incredibly distinctive, resulting in the car park’s status as one of brutalism’s most significant buildings.

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Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury – Patrick Hodgkinson

Another silver-screen star, Jack Nicholson can be seen strolling up and down the main staircase in The Passenger. We love this picture – it really illustrates the sense of optimism that comes with brutalism – with the sports car and industrious looking men walking to work together.

 

 

 

 

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