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You can now make mini models of London's brutalist buildings

Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital by Zupagrafika and published by Prestel UK
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If you get a kick out of making models and feel a bit bored with Lego, brace yourselves, mini-architects: you can now create paper card versions of London's finest Brutalist buildings. 'Brutal London' is a new book that not only goes into the history of this bold, divisive style of architecture, but it comes with pre-cut, fold-glue-and-make constructions including a good few that recently made our 50 best buildings in London list.

Balfron Tower, Barbican Estate, the National Theatre and Robin Hood Gardens are some of the nine models to choose from – and while it's hard to ignore the irony of concrete buildings being made out of a bit of card and glue, at least they've nailed the details: let's just hope they can withstand any sudden gusts of wind. 

Here are some of the models in all their Brutalist glory. 

 

Robin Hood Gardens
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Balfron Tower
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Spacehouse
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National Theatre
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 'Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital' by Zupagrafika is out on October 3, published by Prestel Books.

And for more impressive buildings in London, take a look at our top ten

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