• A blog about Brutalism. The architecture, the architects, and the aesthetic at large.

Brutalism in Venice

Another picture; this time Cino Zucchi’s brutalist gem on a canal corner in Venice. Winning a competition for the build in 1995, Zucchi’s building is a rare modern example of residential brutalism at its best. Advertisements

A Brutalist Pilgrimage

Churches have often had impressive and imposing architecture, and Gottfried Böhm’s Pilgrimage Church is no exception. And like many European Cathedrals with their high vaulted ceilings, this building is perhaps more impressive on the inside.

The Telephone Exchange, Stevenage

Another picture. This 1970s telephone exchange towers over the surrounding area of Shephall, in Stevenage, the first of the UK’s ‘new towns’. Stevenage, like its fellow post war developments, built to relieve overcrowding in London, contains more than its fair share of Brutalist architecture.

The ladies of the lake

Most Brutalist blogs are all pictures, few words. This may be an exception, but not today. These towers overlook Southmere Lake in Thamesmead, London. The Thamesmead estates were key plot locations in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. I chose this picture because to many it will illustrate perfectly what they associate with Brutalism in Britain: Deprivation, … Continue reading