Monday, 6 February 2017


There are many design styles throughout Wales. A lot of it is Masonic, a surprising amount of remaining Deco hidden away and a lot of Tudor revival. 

Tracing architectural inspirations back through the roots of Brutalism style I was surprised to realise how much of it has surrounded me all along in the region where I lived during my childhood. The particular Brutalist  style (1950s - 1970s) has been used especially in Civic architecture of that period.

Throughout this blog you will see repeated the motif of angular cornered shapes and layered balconies with protruding overhangs.

These have been influences of my 3D design work. In digital environments where low polygons is necessary to reduce lag (processor speed), these motifs have become synonymous with cyberpunk design style, especially that of the retro-80s school. 

anonymous anime showing cyberpunk cliche angled corner motif

The imagery in this blog is used non-profit for educational purposes within international fair use policy.

Cwmbran County Hall

Swansea County Hall

Newport Crown Court

Ty Elwyn, Llanelli Council 

Pencoed Library

Further afield and predating Wales Civic brutalism:

Castle Drogo

A country house and castle near Drewsteignton, Devon, England. It was built from 1911 to 1930 for Julius Drewe (businessman and founder of the Home and Colonial Stores) to designs by architect Edwin Lutyens, and is a Grade I listed building.

German WW2 Bunkers

Click this link for more about sub-styles within Brutalism

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