Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital

Author(s): Zupagrafika

architecture books | paper crafts | Prestel

In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London's most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on 9 buildings, including the Barbican Estate, Robin Hood Gardens, Balfron Tower and the National Theatre. The first part of the book looks at the significance of each of these buildings, with a short chapter on each, complete with texts and images. The second part of the book consists of a series of 9 pre-cut and folded buildings, printed on heavy card stock, that readers can detach and construct with easy-to-follow instructions. At once fun and informative, this unique book offers a challenging and entertaining approach to architecture.


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ZUPAGRAFIKA is a creative design studio based in Poland, founded byDavid Navarro and Martyna Sobecka. The studio originates, illustrates, designs, and publishes their own award-winning, architecture-related objects.JOHN GRINDROD is an author and journalist. He wrote the book Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain and has contributed to The Guardian, the Financial Times, C20 magazine and The Modernist.PETER CHADWICK, of Popular design studio, runs the website This Brutal House, which focuses on architecture, Brutalism and Modernism in particular, from the viewpoint of a graphic designer.

Featured buildings: Alexandra Road Estate, Alton Estate, Aylesbury Estate, Balfron Tower, Barbican Estate, Ledbury Estate, National Theatre, Robin Hood Gardens, Space House.

General Fields

  • : 9783791383002
  • : Prestel
  • : Prestel
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Zupagrafika
  • : Hardback
  • : 72