Architecture And Fantasy In Brutalist France

Eric Tabuchi takes portraits of buildings, showing them in isolation so we can best wonder why, how and who made them? Place his images side by side and you construct ideas of what we are now. It’s diverse. You think you know what Eric’s native France looks like and then – bam! – Eric shows you the things those oh-so civilised French build to live in and around. It’s not all cobbles, je ne sais quoi and gargoyles. Continue reading »

The Radical And Visionary Modernist And Brutalist Architecture Of Macedonia


The Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (architect Boris Čipan, 1976).

Featuring the radical and visionary Modernist and Brutalist architecture of Skopje, by architects such as Kenzo Tange, Janko Konstantinov, Marko Mušič and many others, this two-sided bilingual guide includes a map, an introduction by Skopje-based experts, details of over forty buildings and structures, and original photography.

Modernist Skopje Map is edited by Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Vladimir Deskov, Jovan Ivanovski and Ljubica Slavkovic. Photography is by Vase Amanito. Continue reading »

Toward A Concrete Utopia: Brutalist Yugoslavian Architecture

A new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art focuses on the period of intense construction in the former Yugoslavia between its break with the Soviet bloc in 1948 and the death of the country’s longtime leader Josip Broz Tito in 1980

Photographs by Valentin Jeck, commissioned by Moma, 2016.


Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s postwar architects responded to contradictory demands and influences by developing an architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art from 15 July to 13 January. Monument to the Battle of the Sutjeska, Miodrag Živković, 1965–71, Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue reading »

Enigmatic And Brutalist Post-Communist Sculptures In The Balkans

Passionate about unusual abandoned places all around the world, photographer Jonk releases a second book called Spomeniks taking us in search of old statues in the Balkans erected in the 60s and 70s. Spomenik means monument or memorial, in the language of the former Yugoslavia. Continue reading »

Brutalist Breuer Building Owned By IKEA Could Become Hotel In Connecticut

IKEA is considering plans to transform a concrete structure by modernist architect Marcel Breuer in New Haven into a hotel, according to reports. Continue reading »

Soviet Brutalist Architecture Photographed By Frederic Chaubin

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When one thinks of something fascinating, Soviet brutalist architecture does not come to mind. However, Frédéric Chaubin’s remarkable photographs, published under the curious title “CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed”, can change that perspective of many. French photographer has traveled the former Soviet Union since 2003, capturing unusual sculptural buildings. Continue reading »

Brutalist Buildings Made From Lego Bricks

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With a penchant for Berlin architecture, German artist Arndt Schlaudraff creates brutalist buildings made out of white Lego bricks. Continue reading »

Neuno – A New Brutalist-Modern Tablet Stands!

Kassen introduses a new modern tablet stands. Using natural wood, hand-cut steel and Kassen’s troth-to-material philosophy, the Nenuo tablet stand is a warm, organic piece that will personalize – and humanize – your tablet computing experience! Click images to zoom. Continue reading »