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Brutalism: Massive Forms

A sense of scale and heaviness of structure, with overly large features.

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Housing, Queen Elizabeth Square, Hutchesontown C, Gorbals, Glasgow: pedestrian passing under the pylons

RIBA25908
Sir Basil Spence Glover & Ferguson
NOTES: Hutchesontown C was the name given to a so-called Comprehensive Development Area (CDA) of an area of the city of Glasgow, designed by Basil Spence in 1960-1965. The design of the central 20-storey block was inspired by Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation, Marseille. It was demolished in 1993.

Boston City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

RIBA69672
Kallmann McKinnell & Knowles

Brunel University, Uxbridge, London: the lecture theatre block

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Richard Sheppard Robson & Partners
NOTES: The master plan for Brunel was drawn up in 1965 by Richard Sheppard and the main buildings were completed by 1971, including the communal buildings, residences and lecture theatres.

Barbican Estate, City of London: the undercroft and lake

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Chamberlin Powell & Bon
NOTES: This complex of arts buildings and housing covers seven acres in the City of London. Built between 1971 and 1982, it regenerated an area which had been badly bombed during World War II.

Station de sports d'hiver, Flaine, Haute-Savoie

RIBA17909
Breuer, Marcel (1902-1981)

Ulster Museum extension, Botanic Gardens, Belfast: the entrance on the north front

RIBA42580
Pym, Francis
NOTES: The Ulster Museum was designed in Classical Revival style by James Cumming Wynnes and built in 1924-1929. The extension was designed by Francis Pym and built in 1966-1972.
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