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Slashers, demons and head exploders: why horror revels in modern architecture

In the 1920s, the traditional haunted house died a death – as home design became all clean lines and bright spaces. But directors soon turned these dirt-free abodes into eerie, alienating, terrifying places

The Ikon Gallery in Birmingham is an old Victorian school that was turned inside out and filled with new modernist interiors in the late 1990s. It looks to the untrained eye like a place of dust

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“Again, we find that the space standards of twenty-first century luxury are below the required minimum for dockworkers in 1962.”
Owen Hatherley, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

“Brutalist architecture was Modernism's angry underside, and was never, much as some would rather it were, a mere aesthetic style. It was a political aesthetic, an attitude, a weapon, dedicated to the precept that nothing was too good for ordinary people. Now, after decades of neglect, it's devided between 'eyesores' and 'icons'; fine for the Barbican's stockbrokers but unacceptable for the ordinary people who were always its intended clients.”
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