Tag Archives: Brutalism

Open House 2017: Highgate

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Toothpicker

Highgate's hidden gem – Omved gardens
Honestly, I am finding it harder to enjoy London these days, and it is partly due to the city being overcrowded. The worst time is June and July when tourists and school children from abroad flock over here – it is a nightmare. September used to be [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British design, Gardens & parks, Design, Modernist & Art Deco, Contemporary and was tagged with London, architecture, open house, Brutalism, contemporary architecture, modernist architecture, social housing

Tokyo's surviving & endangered Modernist architecture

Posted on June 13, 2015 by Toothpicker

 Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan
Japan is a country that deeply respects its traditions and heritage. Architectural conservations efforts by the authority could be seen at the Edo Tokyo open air architectural museum (read my previous entry). Yet is it too little, too late? In fact, due to rapid growth and urbanisation of Tokyo [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Tokyo, Architecture, Travel, Anything Japanese, Architectural conservation, Design, Modernist & Art Deco and was tagged with Tokyo, Architectural conservation, Brutalism, modernist architecture, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Japanese architecture

Lisbon's Brutalist architecture

Posted on March 2, 2015 by Toothpicker

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

In recent years, Brutalist architecture has made an unexpected comeback. Eyesore or masterpieces? It is all relatively subjective. In Lisbon, there are some fine examples that are worth exploring if you are interested in this type of architecture:

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - The foundation is a vast complex that houses Museu [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Design, Modernist & Art Deco, Lisbon, Portuguese design and was tagged with Brutalism, modernist architecture, Portugal, Lisbon

London festival of architecture: Balfron Tower

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Toothpicker

The month-long London festival of architecture this year was full of interesting tours and activities. I took the opportunity and book myself onto a tour to visit the iconic Grade II listed Balfron Tower in East London by British Hungarian architect, Ernő Goldfinger. (believe it or not, Ian Fleming did name his [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British design, Social issues, Design, Modernist & Art Deco and was tagged with London, architecture, Brutalism, London festival of architecture, social housing

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