April 12, 2017
Thing's we've liked : Brutal London.
With the resurgence of Brutalism across our phone screens, we take delight in this interactive cut-out book by Polish publisher and author, Zupagrafika. Seen via the Barbican.org website, we wanted to share this book with you when we discovered you can construct paper versions of some of London’s most iconic concrete architecture.
An engaging and interactive read, this playful book celebrates some of the most renowned Brutalist buildings in London. It offers the history and controversy that surrounds this mid century architectural movement, focusing on nine of Londons most iconic brutalist buildings. This initial section includes a foreword by Norman Foster, preluding a section of net patterns which fold up to make scale models of the featured buildings. The reader can detach and construct their own versions of the Barbican Estate, Robin Hood Gardens, Balfron Tower and the National Theatre to name but a few.
For those with an interest in buildings and architecture, we would recommend this book as a playful gift in the guise of an intellectual volume.
Hardback, 72 pages
Dimensions: 24.6cm x 1.3cm x 28.4cm
Buy the book here.
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