Categories / Architecture, Art and Photography, Film and TV

Get Carter car park in Gateshead to be demolished next week

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Yes, the title says it all – Trinity Square car park in Gateshead, made famous by the movie Get Carter, will be demolished from this Monday, 26th July.

It's an icon of brutalist architecture, opened in 1969 and the work of Owen Luder. But like most designs in that style (and of that era), it's a building that divides opinion locally. The local council is obviously not keen and has decided to demolish it in favour of a new, large-scale development.

So we wave goodbye and remember the classic scene in the movie below. Oh yes, pictured above is Jonathan Wilkinson's art print of it – that sells for £20 from here.

Categories / Architecture, Art and Photography, Design and Interiors

WeLiveHere’s Brutalist buildings 2010 calendars

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If the Concrete Elevation mugs featured earlier in week have you rubbing your hands with glee, WeLiveHere's Brutalist building calendars is sure to bring you continued happiness in 2010. 

The standing desk calendars are the work of Sheffield-based Jonathan Wilkinson and two of the city's architectural landmarks are depicted: Park Hill and the Arts Tower. There's also a calendar featuring Gateshead's Get Carter car park (which we featured as a print last year) and, finally, no such group of buildings would be complete without London's Trellick Tower. 

The calendars cost £4.50 each from the WeLiveHere website