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The "old"library of Birmingham Birmingham Library, Birmingham City Centre, Sutton Coldfield, Old Libraries, Walsall, Birmingham England, Central Library, 2nd City, West Midlands

Media Tweets by Adrian Pym (@adp40)

The latest media Tweets from Adrian Pym (@adp40). An exciting collection of photographs, classic with an edge. Birmingham, United Kingdom

Brutalist Architecture // Birmingham Central Library / Before Completion Concrete Architecture, Concrete Building, Landscape Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Birmingham Library, Birmingham Uk, Brutalist Buildings, Victorian Buildings, Central Library

Beautiful Brutalism – Birmingham

From a post by Sid Langley on the Birmingham Post blogs, a photo that shows just how lovely Central Library could/should/did/can look again without all the

Deconstructing a landmark – Birmingham Central Library Birmingham Library, Birmingham Uk, Council Estate, New Topographics, Central Library, 2nd City, Sense Of Place, West Midlands, Slums

Deconstructing a landmark – Birmingham Central Library

With the current demolition of what was Birmingham’s Central Library, ICE’s Adam Kirkup considers why it was built, and why it’s been demolished after just forty years?

Iconic - and much argued over - public building shuts for last time ahead of new Library of Birmingham's September opening Birmingham Library, Birmingham Uk, Council Estate, Library Pictures, White Heat, Central Library, Hill Park, Hill Station, West Midlands

GALLERY: Goodbye Birmingham Central Library

Iconic - and much argued over - public building shuts for last time ahead of new Library of Birmingham's September opening

Furniture designed by architect John Madin pops up on auction site after being removed by clearance firm ahead of demolition Birmingham Library, Political Geography, Central Library, 90s Nostalgia, West Midlands, Local History, Polymers, Libraries, Roots

Yours for £500... Birmingham Central Library's unwanted desks for sale on eBay

Furniture designed by architect John Madin pops up on auction site after being removed by clearance firm ahead of demolition

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When concrete buildings drive people mad

Post-war architecture is loved and loathed in equal measure. Which buildings have divided opinion the most?

Birmingham Central Library by John Madin Source: Architectural Press Archive RIBA Library Photographs Collection Birmingham Library, Birmingham Uk, Plan Design, Diy Design, Interior Design History, Museum Architecture, Central Library, Table Design, West Midlands

Obituary: John Madin (1924-2012)

Madin was born in Birmingham’s Moseley district in March 1924, and played an influential role in the city’s architecture throughout his career.He went to

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Detail, Birmingham Central Library

(Concrete is strongly expressed within the building, the external finishes to structural elements are unclad reinforced concrete. The walls have been ribbed and the locally graded round aggregate is exposed by abrasive blasting. wikipedia) This building was opened in 1974 and is the third library in the vicinity. It was designed by John Madin, a Birmingham architect and its inverted ziggurat form is a powerful example of the Brutalist style. August 2014. In another twelve months this…

Inside the Old Birmingham Library - The Staircase 2 Birmingham Library, Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham Uk, Political Geography, Central Library, Modern Sculpture, Ancient Architecture, Old Photos, Old Things

Inside the Old Birmingham Library - The Staircase 2

Surely the spaces in this building could be used to show modern sculptures ans installations to great effect - and bring the visitors into Birmingham city centre?

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The things you only did if you grew up in Birmingham in the 1990s

We look back at what life was like in the 1990s