Beautiful Brutalism

Our featured photographer is Joanne Underhill who has a passion for Brutalist architecture.

Jo Underhill is a freelance architectural photographer working in London and living in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. After a few years of assisting London-based architectural photographers and building up a portfolio of work Jo now collaborates with architects, property developers and PR agencies.

As well as undertaking client commissions Jo also enjoys working on her own personal projects. Beautiful Brutalism is an ongoing project which documents Brutalist architecture around the UK. The project aims to show the beauty of concrete and brutalist architecture which has been a love of Jo's for many years.

To view more of her work on RIBApix click here or visit her website www.structuraleye.co.uk.

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RIBA80755Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London

 
RIBA80756Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London: detail of the ventilation shaft

 
RIBA80757Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London: the underside of the A-frame structure


RIBA93437Churchill College, Cambridge

 
RIBA93438Churchill College, Cambridge

 
RIBA93439Churchill College, Cambridge: a ventilation shaft


RIBA93441Churchill College, Cambridge: detail of ventilation shaft

 
RIBA93440Churchill College, Cambridge: detail showing the concrete shuttering

 
RIBA93443Churchill College, Cambridge: Storey's Way dining hall


RIBA93442Churchill College, Cambridge: the link block between the squash courts and the boiler house

 
RIBA93436Churchill College, Cambridge: the Storey's Way dining hall

 
RIBA80751Hayward Gallery, South Bank Arts Centre, London: detail of the concrete finishes


RIBA93412Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Bedford Way, London: detail of concrete beam by entrance

 
RIBA93410Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Bedford Way, London: detail of the entrance stairs and concrete balustrade

 
RIBA93411Institute of Education, University of London, Bedford Way, London: detail of the rear elevation


RIBA92355Multi-storey car park for Debenhams Limited, Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London: detail of the precast concrete patterned facade

 
RIBA92353Multi-storey car park for Debenhams Limited, Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London: the precast concrete patterned facade

 
RIBA92354Multi-storey car park for Debenhams Limited, Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London: the precast concrete patterned facade


RIBA93744Multi-storey car park for the Corporation of London, Minories, City of London

 
RIBA93745Multi-storey car park for the Corporation of London, Minories, City of London

 
RIBA93746Multi-storey car park for the Corporation of London, Minories, City of London


RIBA93747Multi-storey car park for the Corporation of London, Minories, City of London

 
RIBA80752National Theatre, South Bank, London: detail of an external staircase

 
RIBA80753National Theatre, South Bank, London: the staircase to the upper terrace


RIBA80754National Theatre, South Bank, London: the upper terrace and staircase