Brutal London ©
A collection of paper cut-out models representing brutalist architecture of London from 1960s-1970s. The series features various buildings scattered around the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet. The `raw concrete` London tour begins with iconic tower blocks (Balfron Tower, Barbican and Space House), leads through council estates doomed to premature demolition (Robin Hood Gardens and Aylesbury Estate) and concludes with a classic prefab panel block (Ledbury Estate). The collection is made up of six illustrated models to assemble and exhibits all kinds of original details present on the buildings` facades.
Following the Warsaw inspired `Eastern Block`, this series is a continuation of our open, paper block collection. We take yet another attempt at cataloging modernist architecture at risk of extinction which, depending on its location, takes place in different forms - might it be demolition in England or thermo-modernization in Poland.
The whole set is Eco-friendly - printed on 100% recycled paper and cardboard, and includes a short technical note on the architects, year of construction and exact location of each building, as well as demolition plan if applicable.
'Brutal London' is available in our online shop and bookshops around Europe.
Originally created and published by Zupagrafika in February 2015, this worldwide acclaimed collection was translated into the book "BRUTAL LONDON: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital” by Zupagrafika (2016, Prestel)