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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - NATIONAL THEATRE POSTCARD

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - NATIONAL THEATRE POSTCARD

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - NATIONAL THEATRE POSTCARD
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Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
Finish: soft touch front, uncoated back,
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National Theatre, Denys Lasdun, London 1976

If architecture is frozen music and dance is language without words that speaks about freedom, then Denys Lasdun’s clever manipulations of geometrics connect the two as a united idea. The National’s menagerie of fierce concrete, interlocking terraces and carefully choreographed shapes forces one to constantly recalibrate one’s vision. Grand but not imposing, dramatic but refined: whatever is playing inside, the architecture is the main act. The National took 13 years to be realised, but only 18 years to receive Grade II listing. Lasdun’s tough yet powerful Brutalist landscape has proved remarkably adabtable to change. Following a careful refurbishment in 2015, the National looks better than ever. It has become a vital part of the cityscape.

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - TRELLICK TOWER POSTCARD

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - TRELLICK TOWER POSTCARD

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - TRELLICK TOWER POSTCARD
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Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
Finish: soft touch front, uncoated back,
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Trellick Tower, Ernö Goldfinger, London 1972

The 31-storey high monolith in North Kensington was designed to be an exemplary model of postwar welfare state housing. Like Balfron, its older twin in east London, Trellick is split into dwelling unit and the service tower containing all the noisy bits, such as lifts, heating and pumps. Goldfinger’s idea was that this would allow the inhabitants to enjoy their spacious, sun-filled flats and breathtaking views across London undisturbed by noise pollution. Unfortunately for architect and residents, tower-blocks had gone out of fashion by the time Trellick was built. Low funding and lack of security resulted in crime, vandalism and deaths. By the end of the decade, Trellick was nicknamed ‘Tower of Terror’. In the eighties its fortunes turned under new management. It was awarded Grade II status in 1998. Today Trellick is transforming from archetypal brute to brutalist beau. Though demand for privately owned flats is high, the majority of dwellings is still social housing.

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - CROMWELL TOWER POSTCARD

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - CROMWELL TOWER POSTCARD

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - CROMWELL TOWER POSTCARD
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Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
Finish: soft touch front, uncoated back,
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Cromwell Tower, Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, Barbican Estate, London 1973

The sight of the Barbican towers cutting against bleak London skies brings to mind JG Ballard’s 1975 novel ‘High-Rise’ about the slow decay of a luxury tower block building as the well-off inhabitants descend into violence and chaos. But that’s science-fiction. The combined forces of monumental Brutalist architecture, nature and the course of time have created a happy human habitat. Built on a World War II bomb site, the Barbican is an inner city oasis abundant in culture, greenery and lakes. Specifically targeted at affluent city workers, it houses approximately 4000 residents, an art centre, a school, restaurants and shops. Brick-lined public walkways connect the different parts and levels. Coarse, bush-hammered concrete walls give the feel of moving on the edge of cliffs. Quite the utopia.

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - SWISSMILL TOWER POSTCARD

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - SWISSMILL TOWER POSTCARD

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - SWISSMILL TOWER POSTCARD
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Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
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Swissmill Tower, The World’s Tallest Operating Grain Elevator, Zurich 2016

This is pure, stark, reinforced concrete prose. Ruthlessly exposing its industrial function, this 118m tall silo is every inch a contemporary Brutalist. Replacing the original 1843 mill and standing smack-bang in the gentrified former industrial quarter, it inevitably divides opinion. The main point of contention is not the architecture as such, but the hour-long shadow it casts on a nearby lido in the afternoon. Love it or hate it, Swissmill supplies 30% of the country’s grain requirements. The boardroom on the top floor affords unparalleled, panoramic views across the city, the lake and, on a clear day, even the alps. So far, Swissmill has resolutely resisted various attempts by local politicians and start-ups to decorate the facade.

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - HARDAU POSTCARD

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - HARDAU POSTCARD

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - HARDAU POSTCARD
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Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
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Hardau, Max P. Kollbrunner, Zurich 1978

The four muscular Hardau towers prove municipal Brutalist housing estates can weather time and trends with true grit. Depending on the weather and season, the bush-hammered concrete slabs change from powdery reddish-ochre to deep burgundy tones, adding drama to the skyline and a hint of mediterranean serenity. Originally, the crosswall-complex was intended for singles and elderly couples, as at the time local authorites regarded tower blocks unfit for families and children. Since the noughties Hardau has been undergoing major regeneration programmes. A 2007 revamp merged the predominantly 2 1/2-bedroom apartments in the upper areas, creating attractive homes for families, urban professionals and creatives aspiring to high-rise living.

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - TRIEMLI TOWER POSTCARD

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - TRIEMLI TOWER POSTCARD

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Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
Finish: soft touch front, uncoated back,
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Triemli Tower, Esther & Rudolf Guyer, Zurich 1966

Making no attempts at being pretty, this stark 43-metre high concrete tower leaves no one cold. Of all the early Zurich brutes, Triemli is the one that most faithfully sticks to what British architecture theorist Reyner Banham defined as Brutalist qualities: “What characterises the New Brutalism is precisely its brutality, its je-ne-m’en-foutisme, its bloody-mindedness.” From the beginning, Triemli has had its fair share of detractors. Only in summer 2018 the tower was voted ‘Switzerland’s ugliest building’. But ask any resident, and they will tell you how much they appreciate the far-reaching views across the city from their balconies, the well-cut, quiet flats, affordable rent, easy access to nature and excellent public transport connections to the city centre. Frustrating for some, as a listed building, Triemli Tower is here to stay.

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - LONDON SET

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - LONDON SET

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - LONDON SET
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Set of 3 cards
Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
Finish: soft touch front, uncoated back,
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Featuring brute icons from London, the luxe satin finish cards appeal as collector’s items and gifts, making it easy to show - and send - your Brutalist love.

National Theatre, Denys Lasdun, London, 1976
Trellick Tower, Erno Goldfinger, London, 1972
Cromwell Tower London, Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, 1973

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - ZURICH SET

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - ZURICH SET

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - ZURICH SET
23 CHF
Set of 3 cards
Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
Finish: soft touch front, uncoated back,
suitable for writing on
Printed in London

Preorder now. Delivery from 18 October. Introductory free shipping.

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Featuring brute icons from Zurich, the luxe satin finish cards appeal as collector’s items and gifts, making it easy to show and send your Brutalist love.

Triemli Tower, Esther & Rudolf Guyer, ZH, 1966
Hardau Max P. Kollbrunner, Zurich, 1978
Swissmill Tower Zurich, 2016

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - COMPLETE SET

BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - COMPLETE SET

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BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - COMPLETE SET
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Set of 6 cards
Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Weight: 350 gsm
Finish: soft touch front, uncoated back,
suitable for writing on
Printed in London

Preorder now. Delivery from 18 October. Introductory free shipping.

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Featuring Brutalist icons from London and Zurich, the luxe satin finish cards appeal as collector’s items and gifts, making it easy to show - and send - your Brutalist love.

National Theatre, Denys Lasdun, London, 1976
Trellick Tower, Erno Goldfinger, London, 1972
Cromwell Tower London, Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, 1973

Triemli Tower, Esther & Rudolf Guyer, ZH, 1966
Hardau Max P. Kollbrunner, Zurich, 1978
Swissmill Tower, Harder Haas Partner AG, Zurich, 2016

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