Brutalist conservation areas

Brutalism is probably the most underappreciated school of architecture.

Considered ugly and inhumane, brutalist homes are continually evicted and demolished in an ironic display of inhumanity. (Consider the Heygate Estate, the proposed demolition of the Aylesbury Estate…)

Brutalism is identified by its extensive and almost exclusive use of grey concrete, and negative space beneath and around buildings (think Thamesmead)

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It is often now reserved simply for motorway architecture such as roundabouts, gyratories and pedestrian reservations; architecture considered purely for practicality and not aesthetics.

How has brutalism obtained such a bad reputation and image?

It should be conserved just like any other era of historical site.

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Brutalist conservation areas

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