All of the following photographs have been taken on the afternoon of June 20th, 2017 inside the Barbican Estate in London. The residential estate, now one of the most prominent examples of British brutalist architecture, was built during the 1960s and 1970s in Central London which got destroyed during World War II bombings.
In recent years, I’ve become more and more fascinated by brutalist architecture. Its unrelenting reason of being, its unapologetic bulk. Brutalist architecture is about honesty, mass, raw concrete. It doesn’t hide, it’s here, there’s no doubt about it.
Trhuth is, more and more brutalist architecture is in danger of being demolished. Pieces of a specific type of modernist architecture to be gone forever. Few examples made it onto a heritage list and are saved for future generations.
Various residental housing project built by the likes of Le Corbusier all around Europe, the unité d’habitation,