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London Estates; Modernist Council Housing 1946 – 1981

3rd March 2024
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London Wall West, the controversial development plan for the Barbican border, hasn’t gone away; But neither has Barbican Quarter Action

 

23rd October 2022
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Kharkiv 2024: What Now?

 

18th February 2024
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Kaufmann Desert House; an iconic setting for poolside gossip

13th January 2024
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Is Modernism Antiquated?

5th January 2024
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Capturing Modernist India with John Gollings

21st February 2020
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Sunseekers: The Immigrant Architects That Created Hippie California

The Making of Lovell Health House

22nd November 2020
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Gingerbread City at the Museum of Architecture; How buildings made of sugar and spice help us understand the challenges ahead

 

2nd December 2023
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New Khmer Architecture: The work of Vann Molyvann

3rd August 2022
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John Walmsley: ‘photographing ordinary people and the interesting things they do’

16th November 2023
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bulb shaped homes in Bolwoningen Holland Architecture

Bolwoningen Sphere Houses

Dries Kreijkamp, Dutch Architect who mused, “We all live on a sphere, so why not in a sphere?”

30th October 2018
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Lingotto the fiat factory Italy

The Fiat car company and its founders the Agnelli family are the perfect medium to understand the development of Italian politics, industry and design in the 20th Century. 

30th June 2021
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A sneak peak at Lovell Health House

24th May 2021
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Harry Seidler, the Man Who Shaped Modernism

29th June 2023
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Approaching from the drive, the eastern end of the Eames House

Ray and Charles Eames: A Partnership Of Equals

20th June 2020
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Richard Davis’ Backstage Pass to Madchester’s Cultural Explosion 

8th June 2023
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Eileen Gray's villa E-1027 at Cap Moderne, Roquebrune, France

Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027

Look at the near-forgotten architect who aroused Le Corbusier’s envy

4th July 2018
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Roof Terrace of the German Hospital Bruno Court Dalston London

The 1936 Modernist wing of the German Hospital in Hackney

A story of the best and the worst of the 20th Century

28th December 2018
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Lea Lund and Erik K, ‘a story about love, a photographer finding her muse and a subject claiming his identity’

 

1st September 2023
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My Brutal Life Transmitting the Power of Art

13th October 2023
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sandcastle modernist by artist calvin seibert

Calvin Seibert Builds Architectural Sandcastles

22nd August 2020
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Villa Winternitz, Adolf Loos Raumplan

10th August 2023
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Prague, Löbau and back again; Greyscape on the Road

24th July 2023
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French architecture Emile Aillaud

The Cloud Towers, Nanterre’s Tours Nuages

27th September 2019
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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain, a British Modernist Masterpiece; home to Agatha Christie, spies and centre of an intellectual circle

24th February 2019
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View of mausebunker showing pipes protruding from side

The Inspiring Fight On The Ground To Save Berlin’s At-Risk Brutalism

27th May 2020
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At First Ignored and Now Lost, London’s Welbeck Street Car Park

 

13th November 2017
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Czech Embassy roof

London’s Czech Embassy – Brutalist and Proud

6th November 2021
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Exploring Photographer Philippe Calandre’s Chimeric Cityscapes

19th May 2023
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orange walkway Hatoya hotel

A retro-futurist vision, Hatoya Hotel, Itō, Shizuoka

2nd May 2021
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Antwerp port house Interior of Zaha Hadid extension to the Antwerp Port House

Antwerp Port House

There is a scene in Sci-Fi movies when a vast alien spaceship breaks through the clouds descends to effortlessly hover over a city.

13th November 2017
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Verner Panton, the Danish architect and designer who took a generation on a psychedelic trip

29th October 2021
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Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack: More Than A Bauhaus Artist. One of Modernist Germany’s most influential artists

14th August 2022
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Ouagadougou Mémorial Aux Héros National Monument Burkina Faso Architecture African ARCHITECTURE

Burkina Faso: Visiting Ouagadougou

Where a roundabout becomes home to a ready to launch post-colonial rocket

18th February 2019
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Ilse Bing female photographers

Galerie Berinson and the Emergence of Modern Photography

21st April 2021
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mexican mid century architecture

Camino Real Polanco, Mexico City

Uncompromising, bold colours, in-your-face geometry and the brilliant use of natural light

17th September 2021
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edwin lipburger kugelmugel vienna prater

Imagine a republic in a spherical house located on a small hill.

There you have it, a kugel on a mugel.

17th January 2019
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A must-have book, ‘Walter Gropius: An Illustrated Biography by Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund

14th November 2022
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Communist Border Signs or How To Make the Road Your Destination

8th October 2019
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Book Publishing under Fire – Osnovy, publishing books in Kyiv

30th August 2022
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Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

8th March 2023
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David Hoffman ‘the riot photographer’s riot photographer’

2nd November 2022
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Slovak Radio Building, Bratislava: An antidote to Social Realism

7th September 2022
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Barbican Open Air Cinema, Daughters of the Dust -Beyonce’s inspiration

29th August 2022
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Tokyo Architecture

Thinking outside the Box: The demolition of the Nakagin Capsule Tower and its possible reconstruction in the metaverse

 

18th August 2022
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Architect Hans Scharoun

Haus Schminke Löbau’s Glorious Modernist ‘Noodle Steamer’

28th February 2022
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concrete architecture

Looking back Looking forward: What has been lost and what can still be saved

31st December 2021
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Kharkiv 2022: What shall we do with these buildings?

 

30th April 2022
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The Graphic History Of The British Music Scene (One Sleeve At A Time)

 

20th April 2022
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Brazilian architect Lelé’s big bold vision, Centro Administrativo de Bahia Salvador Brazil

5th April 2022
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Platinum Jubilee Flypast Over the Barbican

2nd June 2022
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Will the redevelopment of Cumbernauld Town Centre be another case of Fire and Forget

16th March 2022
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The Barbican Centre, Happy Happy

3rd March 2022
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room with soviet astronaut mural

Chernobyl, the tragedy continues

23rd September 2020
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architect Manuel Herz

Babyn Yar Synagogue, ‘The architectural response to the Holocaust’, architect Manuel Herz observes, ‘has been concrete and stone, as if the architecture has to be as heavy as the crime’.

 

2nd March 2022
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valencian ceramic artist

Getting Fired Up; The work of Ceramicist and Artist Xavier Monsalvatje

8th February 2022
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Haludovo Palace Hotel, Croatia:

Penthouse Magazine founder Bob Guccione had one hell of a party on the island of Krk which came with a $45 million dollar price tag.

12th August 2021
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A temporary city has sprung up in London made entirely from Gingerbread

8th December 2022
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Pruitt-Igoe blown up 13 March 1972

Modernism Was Framed: The Truth About Pruitt-Igoe

28th October 2020
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blue building La Muralla Roja

Bofill’s La Muralla Roja, a Spanish Bastion, what better way to remember Ricardo Bofill

19th June 2020
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A pitstop in Arcosanti, Arizona’s experimental proto society with Calvin Seibert

 

7th January 2022
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60s pop band Unit 4+2 singing on the building site

Concrete and Clay, Unit Four Plus Two, the Barbican’s First Music Video Unit Four Plus Two

29th December 2019
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slovak brutalist architecture in london

Virtual Tour of the Czech and Slovak Embassies in London | Brutal Beauty

12th June 2021
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view of the building of the towers creteil black and white imag 1971

2020 Vision: An Interview with Gérard Grandval: In honour of Grandval’s work we publish, again, this interview with the great architect and artist.

4th January 2020
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Nostalgia poster

Nostalgia for the Future: Indian Modernism

11th June 2021
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triangular design elderly care home Japan

Okinawa: Where Brutalism Becomes Zen

27th June 2020
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avant garde soviet architecture

Social Condensers – changing society through architecture

23rd September 2021
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Claude Parent; Curating the legacy of a visionary architect

14th October 2021
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bucharest architecture

Exposing the real and raw face of Bucharest

8th October 2021
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View of mausebunker showing pipes protruding from side

‘Thinking Forward Through the Past’

20th September 2021
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If you have a hankering to experience the vigour, invention and imagination of world-class street art a short walk from the Barbican Centre then head for Whitecross Street.

11th September 2021
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Marlene Poelzig Haus

Haus Marlene Poelzig: Why erasing women from architecture history is such a bad idea

3rd September 2021
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embroidery by Sasha Braulov

Sasha Braulov and the Inspiration of Constructivism

Recreating the monumental forms of modernist buildings in traditional needlework techniques.

13th August 2021
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Interview with Barnabas Calder:

Barnabas Calder (Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism) now, in  Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency? has written an aeon spanning architectural history that encompasses architecture’s role in causing and solving the crisis

24th July 2021
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Futuro House: If you spotted a Futuro Pod in need of some serious care, could you just walk on by?

4th June 2021
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the first modernist house in britain

High and Over Britain’s First Modernist Country House

30th June 2021
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nuns walking across courtyard of church

Remembering Gottfried Böhm whose 100th birthday was celebrated in 2020 with the exhibition: The Concrete Cathedral of Neviges. 

29th September 2020
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urban exploration photography

Urbex: The Accidental Obsession of Modern Architecture Lovers |Why is Notre-Dame the latest subject for Urbex?

20th April 2019
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venice biennale

Venice Biennale Architecture 2021 asks How will we live together?

23rd May 2021
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lines and circles paris streets

Jordane Saget is leaving his mark on Paris

1st April 2021
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socialist era cinema

Othernity – Reconditioning Our Modern Heritage, the Hungarian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

11th May 2021
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British Pavilion venice biennale

The Garden of Privatised Delights: The British Pavilion, Venice Biennale Architettura 2021

20th May 2021
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street view towards Barbican Station

The Barbican – Concrete Community

17th May 2021
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Lacket

New Brutalists’ “Japanese” Pavilions: The Smithsons and Theo Crosby

27th April 2021
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Shining a light on Slovakian Architectural heritage, Čierne diery

15th April 2021
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carlo scarpa architect

Negozio Olivetti by Carlo Scarpa: Adriano Olivetti a man with a vision who worked to ensure that it was hardwired into his company.

 

26th March 2021
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Its music to the ears of fans of brutalist architecture, Les Orgues de Flandre now has its deserved protected status.

8th April 2021
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interior with concrete walls villa kaplansky

Villa Kaplansky Antwerp

17th March 2021
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le havre volcan lit

Constructing the Concrete City; the post-war rebuilding of the port of Le Havre

12th March 2021
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Kelenföld District 11 Budapest

District 11 Budapest: Kelenföld, reimagining a dormitory district

 

9th March 2021
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concrete spomenik

Spomeniks – a heroic and terrible history caught in concrete

23rd February 2021
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in a golden light turin castle

Turin or Torino, both correct…it just depends on who you ask.

15th February 2021
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no longer accessible

Soviet-era Cinema in Panevezys, Lithuania could not be saved

3rd March 2021
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A window of opportunity

6th March 2021
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housing in Banjica, Serbia

Banjica Бањица, neighbourhood, Belgrade, Serbia

11th February 2021
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scapa design detail

The Tomba Brion Cemetery: Inside Carlo Scarpa’s Last Great Concrete Masterpiece

4th February 2021
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chamberlin Powell and bON

Chamberlin, Powell and Bon’s other spot; Vanbrugh Park

10th July 2019
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SaveTrellickHallOfFame

Trellick Tower 2021 Campaign #SaveTrellickHallofFame

 

18th February 2021
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Ballinhaus: Call it by its name

26th January 2021
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bethesda residence photographer boris feldblyum

One Photographer’s Journey

It all started with a Smena 1 Camera

2nd January 2019
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