Welcome to "The Brutalist"

My diary as I attempt to photograph as many Brutalist buildings as possible as I work towards the ARPS distinction with the Royal Photographic Society
SOAS Library with the statue of Thiruvalluvar,.

SOAS Library and the UCL IOE

Two buildings named via acronym!

The SOAS Library is, to give it its full name, The School of Oriental & African Studies and is part of the University of London.


The IOE is the Institute of Education, the education school of University College London (UCL).

20 Bedford Way aka UCL IOE

The buildings are across the road from each other and were both designed by Sir Denys Lasdun.

The IOE is also known as 20 Bedford Way

20 Bedford Way...typically Brutalist
20 Bedford Way…typically Brutalist

The IOE buliding work started in 1971, opening on 1975, whiles the SOAS was opened in 1973

SOAS Library with the statue of Thiruvalluvar,.
SOAS Library with the statue of Thiruvalluvar,.
The SOAS Library

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