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. Advertisements

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