London’s finest brutalist architecture
Wallpaper* July 2018 (W*232) opens an enquiry into what’s coming up in this new age of brutalism. We investigated the renewed interest in brutalist structures’ architectural heritage in London and wider Europe where neglected behemoths are being rebooted and given new life. The wave of savvy renovations is being led by a flock of eagle-eyed developers who wish to save – and capitalise on – the towers’ dramatic shapes. In London we counted contemporary renovations of Centre Point and the Economist Building as part of the movement.
Can’t get enough of brutalism? Neither can we. Read this report of new developments at London’s Balfron Tower or visit Brussels where a brutal behemoth is being converted into a co-working space.