Brutalism

Expression of Structure

Clearly displayed structure and services with an emphasis on legibility, differentiation of parts. Common building elements include the use of columns, beams, cantilevers and setbacks.

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RIBA2980-30Tricorn Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire: the parking garage

 
RIBA3450-59Housing, Queen Elizabeth Square, Hutchesontown C, Gorbals, Glasgow: concrete pylons

 
RIBA4367Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London


RIBA15744Masionettes, Coralline Walk, Lesnes, Thamesmead, Greenwich, London: close-up of the balconies

 
RIBA18335Secondary modern school, Hunstanton, seen from the ha-ha

 
RIBA23349Town centre phase 1, Cumbernauld New Town: the hotel


RIBA33804Canongate housing development, Royal Mile, Edinburgh: staircase at 2 Brown's Close

 
RIBA44406Churchill College, Cambridge: the ventilation shaft

 
RIBA46150The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London: close-up of the ventilation shafts


RIBA51109Preston Bus Station, Lancashire

 
RIBA69696Christian Science Center, Boston, Massachusetts

 
RIBA100531Brunel University, Uxbridge, London: the refectory and lecture theatre