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Space, Hope and Brutalism Collection

Post War architecture 1945-75 in England

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72 Items

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Trellick Tower DP101891

Trellick Tower DP101891
Trellick Tower, 5 Goldborne Road, North Kensington, London. 1968-72 by Erno Goldfinger. General view of elevation

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Barbican Centre N100535

Barbican Centre N100535
BARBICAN CENTRE, London. View of the brutalist architecture of the Barbican and flats that surround the centre. Listed Grade II (NHLE 1352667)

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Preston Bus Station FF003606

Preston Bus Station FF003606
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarrn Street, Preston. Detail of the exterior facade featuring the upturned edges to the car park decks. Photographed in 2003

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Tricorn Centre BB96_10635

Tricorn Centre BB96_10635
Tricorn Centre, Portsmouth. View of the centre from the west photographed in November 1996

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Clipstone Colliery DP137964

Clipstone Colliery DP137964
Clipstone Colliery, Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. 1953 to the designs of architects Young and Purves of Manchester. General view of listed headstocks and power house

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Balfron Tower DP137832

Balfron Tower DP137832
Balfron Tower, St Leonards Road, Poplar, London. General view of tower by Erno Goldfinger. Grade II* listed building

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Roger Stevens Building, Leeds University DP158137

Roger Stevens Building, Leeds University DP158137
Roger Stevens Building, Chancellors Square, Leeds University, Leeds, Yorkshire. General view of the west elevation

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Roger Stevens Building, Leeds University DP136623

Roger Stevens Building, Leeds University DP136623
Roger Stevens Building, Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire. General view of the exterior

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Trinity Square Car Park DP059892

Trinity Square Car Park DP059892
Trinity Square Car Park, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. The Get Carter Car Park

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: South Norwood Police Station JLP01_10_34842

South Norwood Police Station JLP01_10_34842
South Norwood Police Station, Oliver Grove, South Norwood, Croydon, Greater London. The recently completed South Norwood Police Station, viewed from the east

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Students Union JLP01_08_075000

Students Union JLP01_08_075000
Durham University, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham, County Durham. Dunelm House at Durham University seen from south-west across the River Weir

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Students Union JLP01_08_075001a

Students Union JLP01_08_075001a
Durham University, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham, County Durham. Dunelm House at Durham University seen from south-east with Durham Cathedral in the background

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Central London YMCA JLP01_10_03687

Central London YMCA JLP01_10_03687
Central London YMCA, Great Russell Street, Camden, Greater London. An elevated view of the Central London YMCA from the north-west

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Central London YMCA JLP01_08_761537

Central London YMCA JLP01_08_761537
Central London YMCA, Great Russell Street, Camden, Greater London. The structurally-complete tower blocks of the Central London YMCA, with scaffolding erected around the two-storey podium below

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Lauderdale Tower JLP01_10_04911

Lauderdale Tower JLP01_10_04911
Lauderdale Tower, Barbican, City of London. A view of Lauderdale Tower on Phase II of the Barbican development site, looking west across Thomas More Garden

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Derwent Tower a038508

Derwent Tower a038508
Derwent Tower, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The Dunston Rocket. August 2002. The tower was demolished in 2012

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Welbeck Street Car Par DP094113

Welbeck Street Car Par DP094113
Welbeck Street Car Park, Marylebone Lane, Westminster, London. Exterior, detail

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Dunelm House, Durham University JLP01_08_073192

Dunelm House, Durham University JLP01_08_073192
Exterior view of Dunelm House, Durham University, showing a walkway and stairs. Dunelm House was designed by Architects Co-Partnership, under the supervision of Sir Ove Arup

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Trinity Square Car Park DP059888

Trinity Square Car Park DP059888
Trinity Square Car Park, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. The Get Carter Car Park

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Florey Building, Oxford DP138951

Florey Building, Oxford DP138951
The Queens College, Oxford, Oxfordshire. General view of Florey Building, St Clements Street, designed by James Stirling and Partners 1966-8, and built 1968-71

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Preston Bus Station DP143109

Preston Bus Station DP143109
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarrn Street, Preston. General view illuminated at dusk, taken from Lords Walk in June 2011. Access ramps lead into the car park

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Central Library and Town Hall, Birmingham DP180935

Central Library and Town Hall, Birmingham DP180935
Central Library, Paradise Circus, Birmingham, West Midlands. October 2013. General view of John Madins Brutalist Central Library (now demolished) in context with the cityscape

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Heygate Estate 27535_006

Heygate Estate 27535_006
Heygate Estate, Heygate Street, Elephant & Castle, London. Designed by Tim Tinker in a neo-brutalist style, the estate was completed in 1974

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: architecture, brutalist style, concrete, Listed Grade II*, Post War

architecture, brutalist style, concrete, Listed Grade II*, Post War
Stockwell Bus Garage, Binfield Road, Stockwell, London. 1952-3 by Adie, Button and Partners with Thomas Bilbow. Interior, general view of bus garage

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Creekvean DP138721

Creekvean DP138721
Creekvean, Feock, Cornwall. 1964-7 by Team 4 (Norman and Wendy Foster, Richard and Su Rogers). Exterior, general view lit at twilight. NHLE 1375676

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Keeling House DP138156

Keeling House DP138156
Keeling House, Claredale Street, Tower Hamlets, London. Designed in 1955 by Sir Denys Lasdun. Built between 1957 and 1959. General view of Keeling House

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Lancaster University Chaplaincy DP138154

Lancaster University Chaplaincy DP138154
Lancaster University, Scotforth Road, Lancaster, Lancashire. Detail view of The Chaplaincy Centre

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Coventry Cathedral DP082327

Coventry Cathedral DP082327
Cathedral Church of St Michael, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire. Chancel and tapestry by Graham Sutherland

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Post War Buildings Kettles Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Post War Buildings Kettles Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Interior view of gallery extension designed by Leslie Martin

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Cummins Engine Factory DP100836

Cummins Engine Factory DP100836
Cummins Engine Factory, Yarm Road, Darlington, County Durham. Constructed 1964-5. Designed by Kevin Roche, John Dinkerloo and Associates. General view of front elevation in Cor Ten steel

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Roger Stevens Building DP158132

Roger Stevens Building DP158132
Roger Stevens Building, Chancellors Square, Leeds University, Leeds, Yorkshire. 1970, by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. Detail view of west elevation

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Heinz South Building DP158108

Heinz South Building DP158108
Heinz, South Building, Hayes Park, Hayes, Hillingdon. 1965 by Gordon Bunshaft. General view of South Building (administrative headquarters)

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: New Street Signal Box BB95_13681

New Street Signal Box BB95_13681
New Street Signal Box, Birmingham. South east elevation from south east. Photographed in August 1995

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Newcastle Civic Centre DP058352

Newcastle Civic Centre DP058352
Civic Centre, St Marys Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Designed 1950 and buoilt 1956-65. General view of exterior

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Hillingdon a068672

Hillingdon a068672
Hillingdon, London. A newly built block of flats constructed in the brutalist style on an estate at Field End Road. Photographed by John Gay 1968-75

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Nat West Tower, Birmingham DP100067

Nat West Tower, Birmingham DP100067
Nat West Tower, 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands. General view of the former National Westminster House. Brutalist architecture designed by John Madin

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Birmingham Central Library DP137657

Birmingham Central Library DP137657
Birmingham Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands. General view of library (now demolished), from the north pediment of the Town Hall

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Coventry Cathedral N080725

Coventry Cathedral N080725
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, West Midlands. View from the south east showing Jacob Epsteins sculpture St Michaels Victory over the Devil

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Liverpool Roman Catholic Cathedral

Liverpool Roman Catholic Cathedral
Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, 1962-7, with earlier crypt by Lutyens. IoE 359118

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Senate House FF003100

Senate House FF003100
Senate House, Malet Street, Camden, Greater London. A view through winter trees in Russell Square. Constructed 1932-1938 by Charles Holden

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Seat, Robin Hood Gardens DP195294

Seat, Robin Hood Gardens DP195294
Robin Hood Gardens, Poplar, London. Detail of seating to lift shaft entrance. Number 8. Alison and Peter Smithson

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Preston Bus Station JLP01_08_081453

Preston Bus Station JLP01_08_081453
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarrn Street, Preston. View of the car park decks and access ramp during construction. Photographed in June 1969; John Laing Collection

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Preston Bus Station JLP01_08_081452

Preston Bus Station JLP01_08_081452
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarrn Street, Preston. View of the car park decks during construction. Photographed in June 1969; John Laing Collection

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Preston Bus Station JLP01_08_081441

Preston Bus Station JLP01_08_081441
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarrn Street, Preston. The placement of a concrete beam during construction. Photographed in June 1969; John Laing Collection

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Preston Bus Station JLP01_08_082572

Preston Bus Station JLP01_08_082572
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarrn Street, Preston. End-on view showing the northern elevation with the car park decks protruding to either side. Photographed in October 1969; John Laing Collection

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Preston Bus Station DP143110

Preston Bus Station DP143110
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarrn Street, Preston. The west elevation illuminated at dusk with buses in bays of the bus station. Photographed in June 2011

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Preston Bus Station DP142034

Preston Bus Station DP142034
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarrn Street, Preston. The west elevation with buses in bays of the bus station. Photographed in April 2011

Background imageSpace, Hope and Brutalism Collection: Farnley Hey DP137988

Farnley Hey DP137988
Farnley Hey, Farnley Tyas, Kirklees, West Yorkshire. 1954-5 by Peter Womersley. General view of double height living room. NHLE 1375671



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