Procrete

procrete:

La Girotte Dam, France (circa August 1952).
Designed by Albert Caquot and built 1943-8. The dam consists of 18 arches, constructed out of un-reinforced concrete. The sections are constructed on piers, which, to provide sufficient stability for a possible increase in the dam’s height, were tied back to the rock by groups of cables concreted in.
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procrete:

La Girotte Dam, France (circa August 1952).

Designed by Albert Caquot and built 1943-8. The dam consists of 18 arches, constructed out of un-reinforced concrete. The sections are constructed on piers, which, to provide sufficient stability for a possible increase in the dam’s height, were tied back to the rock by groups of cables concreted in.

procrete:

Spa Green Estate, Finsbury, London (circa March 1951).

Designed by Berthold Lubetkin of Tecton in collaboration with Ove Arup. This was Finsbury Metropolitan Borough Council’s attempt at demonstrating the advantages of living flats.

The estate was refurbished back to its original condition in 2008 and is Grade II* listed. Plans are in the pipeline to restore the landscaping of the estate.

jonasgrossmann:

bellevue universitäts zentralkrankenhaus, new york, skidmore, owings & merrill / bauen + wohnen = construction + habitation = building + home / band 6 / heft 2 / 1952 @ seals

fuckyeahbrutalism:

"Main Place", Dallas, Texas, 1961
(Columbia University Masters’ Class, 1961)
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fuckyeahbrutalism:

"Main Place", Dallas, Texas, 1961

(Columbia University Masters’ Class, 1961)

procrete:

Construction of the Allatoona Dam on the River Etowah, near Cartersville, Georgia, USA (circa March 1948).
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procrete:

Construction of the Allatoona Dam on the River Etowah, near Cartersville, Georgia, USA (circa March 1948).

procrete:

The construction of Kings Court on the Barracks site in Crosby, Merseyside (circa 1965).
The scheme included the construction three 15 storey high rise blocks and low rise flats using a construction technique devised by Manchester-based Matthews & Mumby, which included the assembly of precast concrete panels similar to the Camus system.
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procrete:

The construction of Kings Court on the Barracks site in Crosby, Merseyside (circa 1965).

The scheme included the construction three 15 storey high rise blocks and low rise flats using a construction technique devised by Manchester-based Matthews & Mumby, which included the assembly of precast concrete panels similar to the Camus system.

germanpostwarmodern:

Housing complex of Cité du Lignon (1962-71) in Geneva, Switzerland, by Georges Addor
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germanpostwarmodern:

Housing complex of Cité du Lignon (1962-71) in Geneva, Switzerland, by Georges Addor

(Source: affordablehousinginstitute.org)

procrete:

View of the Prittwell Street Redevelopment, Southend-on-Sea (circa 1967, immediately after completion).
The redevelopment scheme comprised of four 16 storey tower blocks constructed by Laing.
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procrete:

View of the Prittwell Street Redevelopment, Southend-on-Sea (circa 1967, immediately after completion).

The redevelopment scheme comprised of four 16 storey tower blocks constructed by Laing.

mimimatelot:

Iconic brutalist Prentice hospital under construction in 1974, demolished in 2013 {source}
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mimimatelot:

Iconic brutalist Prentice hospital under construction in 1974, demolished in 2013 {source}

(via wayofthesamvrai)

thechemistryset:

Impression of the Crystal Office Tower, Preston, 1962.

thechemistryset:

Impression of the Crystal Office Tower, Preston, 1962.

(Source: Flickr / rpsmithbarney, via howweimagined)