Also available in the following size: 85cm x 56cm. Edition of 7 plus 2 APs
Edinburgh University Main Library, Edinburgh, 1967 Architect(s): Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh, 1970 Architect(s): Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners
Brutalist architecture (1950s – 1970s) does not have a great reputation. With ‘Concrete Evidence’ I challenge the viewer to take a different perspective. In brutalist architecture, concrete is the most common material; it is extremely raw, which allows the architect to achieve rough shapes and sharp edges. However distinctive their style and important their heritage, brutalist buildings have been progressively demolished across Britain in recent years. Nevertheless, awareness of their significance and support for their preservationis growing. With this project, I would like to highlight the importance of this style and look at the buildings as works of art in themselves regardless of their context.