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Concrete Compliments card set by We Live Here

We Live Here

It may not look like much immediately, but look closely and you'll see that this pattern reflects the facades of some of Britain's most famous Brutalist buildings. They've been used to decorate this rather stylish Concrete Compliments card set from We Live Here.  

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Categories / Architecture, Art and Photography, Film and TV

Get Carter car park in Gateshead to be demolished next week


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.