Giclée Prints / Hahnemühle Fine Art Print (Gallery Frame With Passe-Partout)
Brutalism has its roots in modernism but arose as a movement against the conventional architectural style. Brutalism placed an emphasis on materials, textures and construction as well as functionality and equality. The brutalist architects challenged traditional philosophies of what a building should look like, focusing on interior spaces as much as exterior.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Dr Jonathan Foyle, the chief executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain, provided interesting architectural context for Brutalist buildings: “They are very muscular and everything is perhaps bigger than it needs to be, and for that reason I feel that brutalism is a modern take on gothic architecture… Both were designed from the inside out – the purpose of the building and what happens inside is the important part – the outside is merely the envelope that wraps it up.”
The brutalist architecture buildings presented in this series of photographs are:
The Hayward Gallery (1968), an art gallery within the Southbank Centre in central London and part of an area of major arts venues on the South Bank of the River Thames. Architects: Hubert Bennett & Jack Whittle.
The initial concept was designed, with the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, as an addition to the Southbank Centre arts complex by team leader Norman Engleback, assisted by John Attenborough, Ron Herron and Warren Chalk.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall (1967) is a music venue on the South Bank in London, that hosts daily classical, jazz, and avant-garde music and dance performances. Architects: Higgs and Hill.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) is part of the Southbank Centre arts complex along with the larger Royal Festival Hall (RFH) and an art gallery, the Hayward Gallery.