Urban Splash has been busy renovating the grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield, recreating the streets in the sky for the modern era. Just 10 apartments are left in the first phase of redevelopment, so if you want in, you need to act fast.
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.
Fans of Brutalist architecture will immediately recognise the stairwells and walkways of the Sheffield estate in Michelle Mason's Park Hill wallpaper.
It's something the locals either love or hate, but there's no denying that Park Hill in Sheffield is a modern-day icon. It's also undergoing a very modern renovation, courtesy of Urban Splash.
Described as 'streets in the sky' during its development in the late 50s and early 60s, the estate was initially popular in those post-war years, but with poor maintenance and an even poorer reputation as time passed, Park Hill's future was at a crossroads until Urban Splash stepped in with English Heritage, with idea of turning the now Grade II listed building into upmarket apartments, business units and social housing.
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