brutal london turns the city's architecture into paper cut-out models
brutal london turns the city's architecture into paper cut-out models brutal london turns the city's architecture into paper cut-out models
feb 04, 2015
brutal london turns the city's architecture into paper cut-out models


brutal london turns the city’s architecture into paper cut-out models
all images courtesy of zupagrafika

 

 

 

‘brutal london’ is a collection of paper cut-out models designed and edited by polish studio zupagrafika, representing the brutalist architecture of england’s capital from 1960s-1970s. the series features various buildings scattered around the districts of camden, southwark, and tower hamlet.

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 the series features various buildings scattered around the districts of camden, southwark, and tower hamlet

 

 

 

zupagrafika‘s raw concrete tour of the city begins with iconic tower blocks (balfron tower and space house), leads through council estates doomed to premature demolition (robin hood gardens and aylesbury estate) and concludes with a classic prefab panel block (ledbury estate). as a result, the set is made up of five illustrated models to assemble and exhibit all kinds of original details present on the buildings’ façades. each piece is eco-friendly, printed on 100% recycled paper and cardboard, and includes a short technical note on the architects, year of construction, and exact location of each construct, as well as demolition plan if applicable.

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balfron tower

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
attaching the roof of space house

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
aylesbury estate cut-out 

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
detail of the estate

 

 

 

the project, following the warsaw-inspired ‘eastern block’ is a continuation of zupagrafika’s open, paper block collection. the studio takes yet another attempt at cataloging modernist architecture at risk of extinction which, depending on its location, takes place in different forms – might it be demolition in england or thermo-modernization in poland.

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
the project is a continuation of zupagrafika’s open, paper block collection

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
the packaging

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
packaging detail

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
the cards feature tabs for folding

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
robin hood gardens cut-out with its real life version

zupagrafika brutal london cut out models brutalist architecture designboom
ledbury estate cut-out

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.  

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