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Here's a glorious celebration of London's fascination with raw concrete. Brutalism as an architectural movement thrived from the 1950s to the mid-70s; it's the era that brought us the Trellick Tower, the Barbican estate, and the National Theatre.
Here are some of London's finest examples.
Brunel University Lecture Centre. Source Londonist Inside the SOAS Library. Source Es Kwon The Rowley Way Estate (properly called the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate) was built between 1972 and 1978. It is constructed from site-cast, board-marked white, unpainted reinforced concrete. Source Robertwardw9 The Aylesbury Estate, Walworth. Source London Gram University of London's Institution of Education. Source Fedeuk Brutalism in Covent Garden. Source Ben Pedroche National Theatre, Southbank was designed by architects Sir Denys Lasdun and Peter Softley and structural engineers Flint & Neill. It opened between 1976 and 1977. Source Atmoorehead Inside Trellick Tower. Source Designmuseum The brutal Guoman Tower hotel next to Tower Bridge: is this London's ugliest building? Source Brighton Centre Point. Source Samlucasmore Part of the Seven Ages of Man sculpture at Baynard House, Blackfriars. Source Mattbooy Trellick Tower in the mist. Source Richard Wilson Brutal balconies at Brixton Rec Centre. Source Brixtonblog One of five Corbusier-inspired blocks on the Alton Estate, Roehampton. Source Londonfromtherooftops Kings College London, Aldwych. Source Allwillb Ventilation in Myatts Fields, South London. Source Derelictlondon The 1930s brutalist Spa Green Estate between Rosebery Avenue and St John St in Clerkenwell. Source This Brutal House Castle Baynard. Source Auketts The Civil Aviation Authority building, between Covent Garden and Kingsway. Source Solarpatrick Weston Rise Estate on Pentonville Road. Source By Jack The Alexandra Road Estate, Swiss Cottage. Source Londonist Sampson House, Blackfriars. Source Allwillb The whole Barbican is Grade II listed. Source Mrlondon Brutalism on York Road, London. Source Sywater Welbeck Street in the West End. Source Peter Uk Splashes of gold on Golden Lane Estate, built in the 1950s. Source Lizetta Finsbury Estate, Islington. Source Timslessor The Embassy of the Czech Republic at the junction of Kensington Palace Gardens and Bayswater Road. Source Pouru The brutalist Brunswick Centre in Camden achieved Grade II status in 2000. Source Solarpatrick Crescent House, Golden Lane Estate. Source Lizetta The SOAS building, just off Russell Square. Source Solarpatrick Camden Town Hall. Source Blairthomson The Brunswick Centre is a grade II listed residential and shopping centre in Bloomsbury, Camden. Source Eelyn1 Sheraton Park Tower Hotel in Belgravia. Source Richard Wilson Ministry of Justice, Westminster. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk Looking down on brutalism at the Barbican. Source Mrwhisper The Danish Embassy in London. Source Alex James Bruce The National Theatre has been Grade II* listed since 1994. Source Melissacmorris Royal College of Physicians near Regent's Park. Source E Architect In the depths of the Golden Lane Estate in the City of London. Source Aridley88 The Ministry of Justice. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk Stockwell bus garage Source Fedeuk St Giles Hotel, Bloomsbury. Source Fedeuk All the shades of grey at Centre Point. Source Richard Wilson Camberwell College of Arts. Source Alex James Bruce Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower. Source Richard Wilson The brilliantly brutal National Theatre on the South Bank. Source Garconjon The Curtain Road car park in Shoreditch. Maybe not brutalist as such, but pretty brutal looking. Source London Gram Understated beauty at the Barbican. Source Jonas Prism Glenkerry House, Poplar; the Balfron Tower's baby brother. Source Brutalism:online The Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, more commonly called Rowley Way, is a housing estate in Camden. Source Theboygeniuz Weston Rise Estate near King's Cross. Source 20bedfordway The brutalist Keybridge House in Vauxhall. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Source Highriselights
Last Updated 27 February 2017