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A lived-in flat holds out against redevelopment in Park Hill.

 

Photograph: Paul Dobraszczyk

 

Sheffield's Park Hill:

the tangled reality of an extraordinary brutalist dream

The Guardian

Friday 14 August 2015        08.00 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/14/
park-hill-brutalist-sheffield-estate-controversial-renovation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An overgrown area in the old part of the Park Hill estate.

 

Photograph: Paul Dobraszczyk

 

Sheffield's Park Hill:

the tangled reality of an extraordinary brutalist dream

G

Friday 14 August 2015        08.00 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/14/
park-hill-brutalist-sheffield-estate-controversial-renovation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Churchill Gardens estate in Pimlico, London, 1978

 

This playground is on the modernist Churchill Gardens estate

designed by Powell and Moya,

but clearly built at a later date.

 

Before these postwar playgrounds were built,

children would have been playing

in the bomb sites left after the war.

 

It’s possible the architects

were referencing that in their design.

 

Photograph: John Donat/RIBA

 

Britain's brutalist playgrounds – in pictures

We’re familiar with the sight of brutalist towers in Britain,

but less well known are the strange playgrounds built at the same time,

which are the inspiration for a new installation at the RIBA

by the artist Simon Terrill and design collective Assemble.

 

With their rough surfaces and dangerous drops,

these surreal concrete structures

were very much a product of their time

G

Tue 9 Jun 2015    14.21 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/09/
britains-brutalist-playgrounds-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Cross Church, Spotswood Mount, Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, S14

 

Designed by Braddock and Martin-Smith. Built 1964–65, not listed.

 

With the population of Sheffield Corporation’s Gleadless Valley estate

growing throughout the 1950s,

competitive church-building soon followed.

 

The Anglicans announced their presence

with the highly distinctive Holy Cross.

 

From its elevated hillside position,

a white concrete crucifix at the roof’s apex

looms over the houses below.

 

Two full-height windows of concrete and glass,

designed by the artist John Baker, occupy the west end of the church

 

Concrete jungle: the brutalist buildings of northern England – in pictures

A new book captures the most aspirational and enlightened architecture of the north’s postwar years

– featuring competitive church building and an endless supply of reinforced concrete

G

Thu 12 Nov 2020    07.00 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/nov/12/
concrete-jungle-the-brutalist-buildings-of-northern-england-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An empty Art Gallery,

ready for its first exhibition (October 1981)

 

 Peter Bloomfield

 

‘I wanted detail in the foreground,

detail through to the background

and strong perspectives that fed you into the picture.’

 

Concrete plan: building the Barbican in the 1970s – in pictures

G

Monday 22 February 2016        07.00 GMT

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/feb/22/
building-the-brutal-barbican-peter-bloomfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

architectural style        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/artblog/2008/jun/26/
dontknockbrutalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brutalism        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/09/
britains-brutalist-playgrounds-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/oct/22/
lived-brutalism-portraits-from-robin-hood-gardens-housing-estate-in-pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/apr/08/
brutal-utopia-modern-heritage-london-architecture-brutalism

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/feb/22/
building-the-brutal-barbican-peter-bloomfield

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/13/
jonathan-meades-brutalism-a-z

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jul/27/
brutal-unrepentant

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/artblog/2008/jun/26/
dontknockbrutalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Brutalism        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/davehillblog/2011/jun/22/
london-new-brutalism-film-appreciation

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/20/
architecture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brutalist / brutalist        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jan/27/
coventry-city-of-culture-brutalist-architecture-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/nov/12/
concrete-jungle-the-brutalist-buildings-of-northern-england-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jul/15/
the-big-picture-football-sheffield-1960-roger-mayne-park-hill-s1-artspace

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/06/
chunk-of-london-housing-estate-to-star-at-architecture-festival

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/10/
barbican-housing-photography-design-architecture

 

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/jun/07/
brutalist-world-architecture-peter-chadwick-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/nov/04/
rich-people-reinvention-once-great-naval-city-plymouth

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/07/
concrete-plans-brutalist-buildings-to-be-celebrated-in-national-trust-tours

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/14/
park-hill-brutalist-sheffield-estate-controversial-renovation

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/sep/23/
preston-brutalist-bus-station-reprieve

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2012/jun/11/
glasgows-red-road-tower-demolished-video

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/07/
arts/design/unloved-building-in-goshen-ny-prompts-debate-on-modernism.html

 

 

 

 

Brutalist estates        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/30/
park-hill-estate

 

 

 

 

Churchill Gardens estate in Pimlico, London, 1978        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/09/
britains-brutalist-playgrounds-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

Robin Hood Gardens estate in east London        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/oct/22/
lived-brutalism-portraits-from-robin-hood-gardens-housing-estate-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

Park Hill estate, Sheffield, 1963        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/09/
britains-brutalist-playgrounds-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

giant housing estate        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/14/
park-hill-brutalist-sheffield-estate-controversial-renovation

 

 

 

 

Coventry’s radical postwar concrete buildings        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jan/27/
coventry-city-of-culture-brutalist-architecture-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

Brutalist school        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2006/oct/23/
architecture.communities

 

 

 

 

Britain's brutalist playgrounds – in pictures        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/09/
britains-brutalist-playgrounds-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

brutalist architect        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2008/sep/10/
architecture

 

 

 

 

brutalist architecture        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/14/
curious-allure-brutalist-architecture-in-pictures

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/may/02/
architecture-brutalism-park-hill

 

 

 

 

brutalist building        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2004/mar/15/
architecture.regeneration

 

 

 

 

brutalist landmark        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep/20/
john-bancroft-obituary

 

 

 

 

concrete        UK / USA

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/feb/22/
building-the-brutal-barbican-peter-bloomfield

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/07/
concrete-plans-brutalist-buildings-to-be-celebrated-in-national-trust-tours

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/14/
park-hill-brutalist-sheffield-estate-controversial-renovation

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/07/
arts/design/unloved-building-in-goshen-ny-prompts-debate-on-modernism.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2004/mar/15/
architecture.regeneration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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