Habitat 67 is built on a peninsula which sits on the edge of the Old Port of Montreal, Canada. When designing the concept for Habitat 67, Moshe Safdie applied one of the truest symbols of stability – the cube – to his basis. Read more
New Brutalism started out as an efficient style for post-war Britain – honest with its expression of materials, practical, cheap but futuristic. Unfortunately it didn’t transform Britain into a modernist paradise but instead, new brutalism became the house style for welfare architecture. Read more
Denys Lasdun’s National Theatre in London stands out to me as one of the most iconic arts buildings in the UK. With its layered concrete structure and geometric shapes, it stands on the South Bank of the River Thames, creating a beautiful contrast with nature and the man made.
Completed in 1976, The Royal National Theatre is made up of horizontal terraces, swathing the two looming concrete towers which shape the majority of the building. It creates a landscape in which is so unassuming and has been quoted as “one of the last great buildings of the age of public sector architecture”.