Living in London, you are surrounded by hundreds of years of history and architecture. You pass it by as you grab your coffee and head to the tube and often don’t appreciate what’s there. Andy, from Rapha HQ, decided to create a brilliant Brutalist ride around some of London’s finest architecture from the Brutalist period.
Brutalist architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. The term originates from the French word for “raw” in the term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material béton brut (raw concrete). British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into “brutalism” (originally “New Brutalism”) to identify the emerging style.