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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Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, LondonRIBA80755

 
Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London: detail of the ventilation shaftRIBA80756

 
Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London: the underside of the A-frame structureRIBA80757


Churchill College, CambridgeRIBA93437

 
Churchill College, CambridgeRIBA93438

 
Churchill College, Cambridge: a ventilation shaftRIBA93439


Churchill College, Cambridge: detail of ventilation shaftRIBA93441

 
Churchill College, Cambridge: detail showing the concrete shutteringRIBA93440

 
Churchill College, Cambridge: Storey's Way dining hallRIBA93443


Churchill College, Cambridge: the link block between the squash courts and the boiler houseRIBA93442

 
Churchill College, Cambridge: the Storey's Way dining hallRIBA93436

 
Hayward Gallery, South Bank Arts Centre, London: detail of the concrete finishesRIBA80751


Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Bedford Way, London: detail of concrete beam by entranceRIBA93412

 
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Bedford Way, London: detail of the entrance stairs and concrete balustradeRIBA93410

 
Institute of Education, University of London, Bedford Way, London: detail of the rear elevationRIBA93411


Multi-storey car park for Debenhams Limited, Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London: detail of the precast concrete patterned facadeRIBA92355

 
Multi-storey car park for Debenhams Limited, Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London: the precast concrete patterned facadeRIBA92353

 
Multi-storey car park for Debenhams Limited, Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London: the precast concrete patterned facadeRIBA92354


Multi-storey car park for the Corporation of London, Minories, City of LondonRIBA93744

 
Multi-storey car park for the Corporation of London, Minories, City of LondonRIBA93745

 
Multi-storey car park for the Corporation of London, Minories, City of LondonRIBA93746


Multi-storey car park for the Corporation of London, Minories, City of LondonRIBA93747

 
National Theatre, South Bank, London: detail of an external staircaseRIBA80752

 
National Theatre, South Bank, London: the staircase to the upper terraceRIBA80753


National Theatre, South Bank, London: the upper terrace and staircaseRIBA80754