70s architecture is a funny thing. It’s painfully grotesque to look at, yet there is a solid beauty in the tall chunky forms, once isolated from everything else. I think of the 70s as a time of unity, which is well executed from the symmetrical positioning of every minute detail, peculiarly reminiscent of Soviet buildings. Western nations wanted to show off their power, and architecture, along with art & culture, being the ultimate way to evaluate a country’s resources, values and aspirations.
Below are a few photos mainly in Leicester, however this type of architecture has filtered into all UK cities, unfortunately.