With London all a-swelter from a heatwave and the grass of Wimbledon getting its tennis action, let’s step inside a tranquil Barbican apartment with a difference. The Seventies Brutalist style of concrete crazy architecture dominates this section of the densely populated financial district in the East side of London. Brutalism was a reaction to the lightness and optimism of the 1930s and 40s architecture, receiving its name from the French béton brut, or “raw concrete,” a term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material. Brutalism was favoured for government buildings and high rise housing, as in the Barbican area of London.
I have an intense yearning to visit Sweden. I can imagine myself totally seduced by all that Scandinavian style and clever design. This inclination is only made stronger when I cruise the fabulous apartments on Fantastic Frank. And here’s one in Stockholm that ticks my boxes. Again. Good thing it’s already sold.
I’m into the grey, copper and natural palette of this space and, as always, love the marriage of mid-century pieces with modern basics.