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
Buster Shuffle falling apart in from of the Barbican
  • Date
  • November 13, 2020

Brutalist Music

It’s not been the best of years for runing around trying to photograph Brutalist buildings…indeed, I haven’t tried and put this project on the back burner for the year. I’ll be coming back to this as and when the pandemic allows, I’ve started researching again and came across this video from a great band called …

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The Barbican as an orb
  • Date
  • April 19, 2020

The Brutalist Orbs

It makes it kinda tricky to continue with a photographic project on a specific subject when the whole country is in lockdown. As I have only recently started the project I don’t have a lot of backlogged images waiting to be processed either. So a piece in the RPS Digital Imaging Group on Facebook by …

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The BT Tower (Post Office Tower)
  • Date
  • February 24, 2020

The BT Tower

Better known to me as the Post Office Tower…but that probably shows my age. The tower itself isn’t a brutalist structure at all, designed by the architects of the Ministry of Public Building and Works led by G.R. Yeats and built/completed between 1961 and 1964, officially opened by PM Harold Wilson in 1965 this is very much a modernist building. At 177 …

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Weston Rise Estate
  • Date
  • February 5, 2020

The Weston Rise Estate

Just up the road from Kings Cross along Pentonville Road you come across this rather impressive Brutalist Estate. Designed by Howell, Killick, Partridge & Amis – for the Greater London Council and built between 1964 and 1967 this estate has 5 blocks containing 147 dwellings (a mixture of maisonettes and flats), linked together by towers …

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The Standard Hotel . the old Camden Town Hall Annex
  • Date
  • February 3, 2020

Camden Town Hall Annex now the Standard Hotel

This is the former Camden Town Hall Annex designed by Camden’s in-house architects and completed in 1974. It is located opposite St Pancras and Kings Cross stations. It was feared that when Camden council moved out of these premises back in 2012 that the building would be demolished. As it turned out the majority of …

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