Brutalism has been a feature of the British urbanscape since the modernist turn of the 1960's. Re-imagining Le Corbusier's vision of "machines for living" and "Unité d'habitation", architects from Europe and North America replicated his minimally cubist style of concrete and steel. Thanks partially to its low cost and ease of construction- concrete and steel- the Brutalist style was widely used across Britain during the post-war reconstruction, and the slum clearances. Brutalism has since received considerable criticism, both to its aged appearance and association with poor quality social housing. Where do these modernist giants stand today? Through intimate imagery and exploration of form, this project seeks to once again re-imagine the utopian vision of Le Corbusier.
Lucie Blissett • Jack Davidson • Mia Foster • Charlotte Igoe • Michaela McGuinness • Eleanor Monty • Olivia Parr • Hilda Quick • Kristina Sergeeva • Kim Stuart • Izabella Tulip-Parkin • Abigail Walker •