Tour the concrete landmarks of Los Angeles

The best of Californian brutalism

City Map publisher Blue Crow has jetted to Los Angeles for its latest architectural guide, tracking down the Californian city’s concrete masterpieces.

Driven by aerospace innovation and technological experimentation, and fuelled by the ready availability of the robust material, the City of Angels saw a boom in concrete architecture during the 20th century. Architects in this mobile metropolis have embraced the material, using it in a sculptural way to produce striking forms in a wide range of styles.

Here are eight of the best modernist, brutalist and contemporary concrete structures in Los Angeles’s sprawling urbanscape.

The Concrete Los Angeles Map is out now

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