Off the Béton Track

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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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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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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My Brutal Life Transmitting the Power of Art

13th October 2023
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One of the foremost examples of German expressionist architecture,

5th June 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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At First Ignored and Now Lost, London’s Welbeck Street Car Park

 

13th November 2017
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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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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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Communist Border Signs or How To Make the Road Your Destination

8th October 2019
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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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Architect Hans Scharoun

Haus Schminke Löbau’s Glorious Modernist ‘Noodle Steamer’

28th February 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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valencian ceramic artist

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

8th February 2022
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Image Artur Bednarczyk

Warsaw, packed with architectural gems. Lets walk and talk with photographer Artur Bednarczyk, blok by blok.

6th January 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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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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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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triangular design elderly care home Japan

Okinawa: Where Brutalism Becomes Zen

27th June 2020
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Claude Parent; Curating the legacy of a visionary architect

14th October 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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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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Jos art history podcast

Jo’s Art History Podcast with Greyscape | The Barbican Living in an Architectural Experiment

1st June 2021
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Lacket

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

27th April 2021
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Michaela-Chmelíčková Istropolis.jpg

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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Journey into the heart of German Modernism with Anael Berkovitz

21st March 2022
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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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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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parking lot of Sears department store

A San Diego Story

14th January 2021
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brutalist architecture in Skopje

How an earthquake brought Kenzo Tange to Skopje

13th January 2021
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street art london sam kerridge

Sam Kerridge: Processing Cityscapes, grab your camera and follow the geotags

5th December 2020
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corbusier's family home in Lausanne image at sunset towards the lake

#TheViewFromMyWindowPhotoProject

A Global Photo Project Documenting Self-Isolation In The Age Of Covid-19

7th November 2020
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looking down on to rooftop detail of handmade model plattebau

Plattenbauten: Behind the Facade

5th October 2020
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barbican video shoot for 'Dreams'

Singer-songwriter Genevieve offers a Dreamy insiders view from the 42nd floor of the Barbican

 

10th November 2020
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town hall brutalist architecture

#SOSBrutalism: Saving Beloved Concrete Monsters

15th July 2020
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Not a church but used for weddings but might be mistaken for a place of worship, the Palace of Ceremonies and Rituals

Explore The Former Soviet Union With An Exclusive GreyScape – Soviet ★ Tours – Curated Visit

 

15th March 2020
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bobsleigh track with graffiti

A Journey through Modernist Architecture in the former Yugoslavia

28th February 2020
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petrol station forecourt and petrol pump

Sense of Now

Beyond the highway

13th February 2020
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liebling house view of facade from street

Liebling Haus Tel Aviv

Modernism in the White City

30th January 2020
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french brutalist architecture balconies

Créteil’s concrete petals in the eyes of a visitor

30th October 2019
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residential central asia

The Fading Reminders of Soviet Modernism in Central Asia

8th November 2019
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long exposure shot of london eye lit in red

Night photography. Recording a city against a velvet blue backdrop

19th October 2019
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walking around the barbican estate

Off the béton track: The Barbican Archive Residency: 19-20 October 2019

10th October 2019
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Facade city hall Bobigny

Why The Brutalism Appreciation Society’s Murray Tompsett Had To Visit Bobigny and Beyond

 

14th June 2019
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brutalist hotel thermal

Hotel Thermal, Věra Machoninová and Vladimir Machonin’s important brutalist building

 

 

6th June 2019
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gdansk polish architecture

Bloki: Poland’s Architecture Journey Through Communism: From interwar years Modernism to communist bloki through a photographers lens

13th April 2019
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The Brutalist, abandoned House of the Soviets, Kalininigrad by Alexander Shevtsov

Kaliningrad’s House of the Soviets, the Unintended Brutalist Monument to the USSR

Unfinished but not unloved.

6th April 2019
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Sardar Patel Municipal Cricket Stadium

In the words of RIBA ‘India’s Greatest Architect’ Charles Correa

6th March 2019
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Alison and Peter Smithson Robin Hood Gardens demolition

Robin Hood Gardens

Why the V&A took an unprecedented step

 

13th November 2017
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Brutalist Japanese sports stadium, Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

Kenzo Tange, A Man With A Plan

Japan’s post war brutalist visitor favourite still suspends belief

13th November 2017
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Berlin Hufeisensiedlung Bruno Taut

Berlin: A Magnificent Architectural Journey
A key city in Europe that has regularly been remade.

8th July 2017
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