Finally launched @scotbrut's online brutalist archive ! Designed by yours truly.

My good friend Mr Ross Brown is currently mapping, documenting, and archiving brutalist architecture in the Strathclyde region of Scotland. Check it out!


Brief Overview:

Despite growing popular interest in – and heritage recognition of – Brutalism, many good buildings continue to face demolition or architecturally damaging alteration. This is, for too many Brutalist post-war buildings, the last moment in which it is possible to record them in anything close to their original state. For many of the best it is already too late.

The Scottish Brutalism research project aims to map, document and critically assess Brutalist architecture across the Strathclyderegion of Scotland, UK. Illustrated articles and building studies, periodically published on, demonstrate the quality and variety of Brutalist architecture built across Strathclyde between the late 1950s & early 1980s.

It is hoped that, through this research, more of the best Brutalist architecture in Scotland will be recognised and celebrated, and that this website will promote better understanding if not appreciation of what could be called good ordinary Brutalism.

"Ochre [coloured] concrete cast in-situ against fibreglass lined formwork …”

Nuffield Transplantation Surgery Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Peter Womersley, 1963–8.
(Preliminary design by John Holt, 1962.)

Photograph: Sam Lambert.
(Scanned from: [p.20] Guide to Exposed Concrete FinishesMichael Gage, 1970. London: Architectural Press/ Cement & Concrete Association.)

View on Lothian & Borders map.