Flyover Brutalism was first published in CLOG:BRUTALISM in 2013. The essay highlights the importance of studying ‘ordinary’ Brutalism: that not associated with the style’s beginnings or personalities. Read more →
Despite growing popular interest in – and heritage recognition of – Brutalism, many good buildings continue to face demolition or architecturally damaging alteration. This is, for too many Brutalist post-war buildings, the last moment in which it is possible to record them in anything close to their original state. For many of the best it is already too late.
The Scottish Brutalism research project aims to map, document and critically assess Brutalist architecture across the Strathclyde region of Scotland, UK. Illustrated articles and building studies, periodically published on scotbrut.co.uk, demonstrate the quality and variety of Brutalist architecture built across Strathclyde between the late 1950s & early 1980s.
It is hoped that, through this research, more of the best Brutalist architecture in Scotland will be recognised and celebrated, and that this website will promote better understanding if not appreciation of what could be called good ordinary Brutalism.
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Covell Matthews & Partners, 1965
An early Glaswegian example of the Modernist ‘tower & podium’ massing derived from urban constraints and internal organisation. The building’s chief Brutalist characteristics are its exposed cast in-situ concrete frame, expressed stair & lift core, and textured brickwork infill.Read more →