Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital

Zupagrafika (Designer), John Grindrod (Author)

In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London’s most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on 9 buildings, including the Barbican Estate, Robin Hood Gardens, Balfron Tower and the National Theatre.

The first part of the book looks at the significance of each of these buildings, with a short chapter on each, complete with texts and images.

The second part of the book consists of a series of 9 push-out and build cardboard models, printed on heavy card stock, that readers can detach and construct with easy-to-follow instructions. At once fun and informative, this unique book offers a challenging and entertaining approach to architecture.

Zupagrafika is a creative design studio based in Poland, founded by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka. The studio originates, illustrates and designs their own award-winning, architecture-related objects.

Hardcover, 72 pages
Published by Prestel (3 Oct. 2016)
ISBN 9783791383002
28.8 x 1.5 x 24.9 cm