June 24, 2015

We’re fascinated by The Brutalist Playground, on display now at RIBA in London. This exhibit explores post-war design for play by examining the playgrounds built on the grounds of the Brutalist residential buildings popular in Britain after World War II. Although the value and aesthetics of Brutalism’s raw materiality have been subject to intense scrutiny and hotly debated, this presentation of Brutalist work offers a fresh perspective on the movement by recreating the iconic structures in soft, candy-colored foam. Visit RIBA’s informative website,, to learn more. 

The Brutalist Playground is on display from June 10-August 16, 2015. RIBA is located at 66 Portland Place in London, England. Admission is free. Monday - Sunday 10am-5pm and Tuesday 10am-8pm.