Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology

Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie Completed in 1974, the Institute was originally a part of the Free University of Berlin. It was designed by architects Hermann Fehling and Daniel Gogel, who together made a considerable contribution to German postwar architecture. Now the building is owned by Charité, one of Europe’s largest university hospitals. A lowContinue reading “Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology”

Central Animal Laboratories of the Free University of Berlin

Zentrale Tierlaboratorien der Freien Universität BerlinCentral Animal Laboratories of the Free University of Berlin Situated in the south west of Berlin the building is now more commonly referred to as Mäusebunker (Mouse Bunker in English) but has gone by many names since construction was completed in 1981. The buildings design is singular with its pyramidContinue reading “Central Animal Laboratories of the Free University of Berlin”

BRUTAL III

After much consideration I have finally been able to put together another zine in my BRUTAL series. And this time it’s a little different. Arriving in Berlin I was fascinated by the Mäusebunker. I had to make a trip to the building and see it for myself, at least before any threatened demolition took place.Continue reading “BRUTAL III”

BRUTAL Berlin

Architecturally I had high hopes for Berlin. I knew about the redevelopment of the city after the war then again after after reunification, but I wasn’t prepared for the scale of the development I would encounter. Whole city blocks and avenues created from nothing. Single apartment buildings stretching on and on. On the other handContinue reading “BRUTAL Berlin”

BRUTAL Bristol

Out of all the cities I have recently visited with the aim to photograph the unique and often brutal architecture, Bristol has far out exceed the others. Those that I found varied in function and design greatly, some of which are among the last remaining examples of their kind. After collaborating on BRUTAL Bristol withContinue reading “BRUTAL Bristol”

The Arts Tower

It was a last minute dash to head over to The Arts Tower before leaving Sheffield and driving south. The short winter days left little time for photography and the sun was already low in the sky, casting shadows over the lower floors of the building when I arrived. The Arts Tower was opened inContinue reading “The Arts Tower”

BRUTAL Oxford

Oxford was my first day trip of the year. Its university is well known and brings people from all over the world to the city. With the growth of Oxford University buildings were needed, many of which date back to its early beginnings. There are examples of many different architectural styles but I was thereContinue reading “BRUTAL Oxford”

CCTV Building

The CCTV building is the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters located near to the Third Ring Road in Beijing’s new Central Business District. The unique design involves two L-shaped towers connected at the top and the bottom to form a continuous structure. At its tallest point the building is 234m high with the two towers connectingContinue reading “CCTV Building”

It’s too Late to Save Welbeck Street Car Park

Welbeck Street Car Park is a short walk from Oxford Street in London. It was designed and built in the Brutalist style in the 1970s as parking for the nearby Debenhams. Its facade made from prefabricated concrete polygons has become very recognisable. In 2017 a petition was started in order to put pressure on HistoricContinue reading “It’s too Late to Save Welbeck Street Car Park”

Tell Me All Your Secrets – Hotel Viru

The building now known as Original Sokos Hotel Viru first opened in 1972, after construction delays and a fire in one of the upper floors. Apart from being a hotel the building and its secret history plays an interesting part in the history of the city. The hotel is known for once hosting the KGB. Though,Continue reading “Tell Me All Your Secrets – Hotel Viru”