Debrutalising Brutalism

Debrutalising Brutalism
Mel Gale

Publishing Info:
Hereford, UK 2022
A5 saddle stitched 
12 pages laser printed in colour.

This zine is a series of illustrations that explores the idea of reinterpreting iconic brutalist buildings in a playful and light-hearted manner. The illustrations depict well-known structures such as the Unite d'habitation in Marseille and the Roihuvuori water tower in Helsinki as fairground rides, utilizing limited colours and a humorous tone to de-brutalise these architectural icons. This work serves as a commentary on the often divisive nature of brutalism, while also highlighting the potential for architectural forms to be reinterpreted in new and unexpected ways