Brutalism

WowHaus top 10: Most popular house finds in Belgium

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WowHaus top 10: Most popular house finds in Belgium

It’s an area rich with interesting modernist houses, but these are the 10 most popular house finds in Belgium on the WowHaus website. 10. 1930s Leon Stynen-designed modernist property in Schoten, Antwerp, Belgium 1930s modernism that has changed little over the decades. The straight lines, the curves, the porthole windows, the external staircase, all key […]

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1970s brutalism: Neave Brown-designed duplex apartment on the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, London NW8

Another love it or hate it example of 1970s brutalism, courtesy of this Neave Brown-designed duplex apartment on the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, London NW8. As you probably know, this Rowley Way apartment was one of several similar places built between 1972 and 1978 to a design by Neave Brown. A significant new room, as […]

New book: Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate by Anton Rodriguez

If you love the Barbican, you might want to get your hands on Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate by Anton Rodriguez. Exclusive to the Barbican shop, this 160-page book is your window into life on this modernist / brutalist masterpiece. Anton Rodriguez is a both professional photographer and Barbican resident, so the ideal man […]

Airbnb find: 1970s Julian Lampens-designed brutalist property in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

How does a weekend or brutalism grab you? If it does, get yourself booked into the the 1970s Julian Lampens-designed House Van Wassenhove in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium. According to the owner, this is ‘one of the most radical residences ever built in Belgium’ and the work of architect Julian Lampens, who oversaw construction of this house […]

Out now: Brutalist Paris Map by Blue Crow Media

Yes, the latest instalment in this wonderful series has landed. This time a Brutalist Paris Map by Blue Crow Media. Once again, a lovely job too. As you might expect, this two-sided map features the most striking brutalist architecture in Paris. Not only that, the map also contains an introduction about the subject matter by […]

Cité Radieuse combines elements from many of Le Corbusier’s previous designs


World Heritage Corb: Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille is one of French-Swiss architect’s most recognised buildings, and is the last in our series exploring the 17 of his projects added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). (more…)