Utopia: London’s Brutalist Architecture

The photo series Utopia is a collaboration between studio esinam and London based architecture photographer Rory Gardiner. It pays tribute to some of London’s best example of brutalist architecture: The Barbican Estate, Royal National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Trellick Tower and the Robin Hood Gardens.

The series aims to capture the subtle beauty of Brutalism at its best. The sculptural use of concrete, as structure, surface, detail, totality and as ornament. Its tactile surfaces. The raw and exposed, but at the same time the careful and detailed. The massive scale of the projects and the human centered ideas that once shaped it.

The series was photographed during the early spring of 2016.

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