Axel Arigato looks to brutalism for interiors of Copenhagen flagship

The monolithic concrete forms associated with brutalist architecture inspired the interiors of Axel Arigato‘s Copenhagen flagship store, which the shoe brand has designed in collaboration with Christian Halleröd. Located a stone’s throw from Copenhagen’s main shopping street, Strøget, Axel Arigato‘s Danish flagship features blocky grey interiors that “blend brutalism with minimalism”. “I approach our store […]

Joanne Underhill photographs Welbeck Street car park ahead of demolition

London-based photographer Joanne Underhill has attempted to save Welbeck Street car park in a “small way” with a new series of colour photos. Underhill first captured the London building in 2013, for a photography project called Beautiful Brutalism, but was motivated to document it more throughly after discovering it was due to be torn down […]

“We couldn’t stop Balfron Tower from being privatised, in fact we probably helped it along”

We’re all to blame for the gentrification of Erno Goldfinger’s brutalist Balfron Tower, says Owen Hatherley, so stop getting angry at the architects. What is it about modernist architecture that people want to preserve? There have been increasing efforts in recent years by bored critics and historians to treat, say, brutalism as an architecture like any other, […]

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