Category / Bristol / Brutalist / Urban

A collection of blog posts and images about Brutalist architecture.

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  • Temple Gate House

    Bristol Temple Meads and Temple Gate

    Temple Gate – the area around Bristol Temple Meads station – is changing. It is being redeveloped as part of the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone project. I’m relatively new to this city but it seems like this regeneration is both welcome and long overdue. There are currently a lot of empty and derelict buildings…

  • Footbridge over the M4

    The M4 Footbridge

    Since moving to Bristol last year I have spent a bit of time on the M4 motorway and one particular footbridge just outside swindon has been catching my eye. It’s a wonderfully curved concrete structure with two ramp decks on the North side of the carriageway and a single deck on the South. The other…

  • Byeollae, Seoul, South Korea

    Searching for the Nameless Concrete Church (in Korea)

    We were visiting South Korea on a two week holiday and I knew that somehow I had to shoehorn a trip to the ‘Nameless Church’ onto the agenda. I’d seen the stunning images on the Fubiz blog post of the concrete church near Seoul by Nameless Architecture and couldn’t let an opportunity like that pass by. Amazingly I managed to convince…

  • Student accommodation in the Ziggurats

    Brutal Utopias – The UEA

    (from a visit on 3 October 2015) I was delighted when I heard that The National Trust was organising a series of tours to celebrate post-war brutalist architecture. I love concrete buildings – not always the most popular viewpoint I know – but I believe that buildings such as these deserve to be treasured and…

  • Couvent de la Tourette, Eveux

    Brutalism Français

    On a recent ten day trip to France we (@clogette and I) managed to take in more examples of brutalist and quirky architecture than I could reasonably have expected from a normal holiday. From subterranean car park art installations to giant concrete cheese wheels in an autoroute service area this was a trip that just…