School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

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NAHS: British New Brutalism as viewed from the 21st century

Dr Steve Parnell

Date/Time: Wednesday 23 October 19:00

Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre, King Edward VII building, Newcastle University

Students and staff are welcome to attend the evening lecture series organised by this local Society. The lectures are held in the Fine Art Lecture Theatre, doors open at 19.00 with drinks served prior to the lectures commencing at 19.30.

This talk will present our lecturers recent research on early British New Brutalism as viewed from the 21st century, focusing specifically on Alison and Peter Smithson and Theo Crosby. We will look at the early houses of each architect and then ask questions about how the principles might be adopted for today’s architecture, specifically with regards to updating his own 1958 house in Tynemouth.