Tomas Brechler has created an illustration series of Prague’s iconic brutalist buildings.

Tomas Brechler is a Czech illustrator and graphic designer who lives and works in Prague. With his passion for vector illustrations and the interest in architecture, he has started this personal project in 2016 with the aim to depict iconic brutalist buildings from his hometown of Prague.

“These buildings are often seen as hideous derelicts of socialist era and either insensibly rebuilt or demolished right away to make building space,” Tomas says.

Below you can find his illustrations. For more, feel free to visit Tomas Brechler’s website or follow him on Behance or Instagram.

Prague's Brutalist Buildings Illustrated by Tomas Brechler.
Prague’s brutalist buildings illustrated by Tomas Brechler.
Koospol, now CUBE center (Stanislav Franc, Vladimír Fencl, Jan Nováček), built 1975–1977
Koospol, now CUBE center (Stanislav Franc, Vladimír Fencl, Jan Nováček), built 1975–1977
DBK – Department store of housing culture (Věra Machoninová), built 1981
DBK – Department store of housing culture (Věra Machoninová), built 1981
Transgas (Václav Aulický, Jiří Eisenreich, Ivo Loos, Jindřich Malátek), built 1972–1978
Transgas (Václav Aulický, Jiří Eisenreich, Ivo Loos, Jindřich Malátek), built 1972–1978
Department store Kotva (Věra Machoninová a Vladimír Machonin), built 1970–1975
Department store Kotva (Věra Machoninová a Vladimír Machonin), built 1970–1975
New Stage of National Theatre (Karel Prager), built 1977–1983
New Stage of National Theatre (Karel Prager), built 1977–1983
Hotel Inter Continental (Karel Filsak, Karel Bubeníček, Jaroslav Švec), built 1968–1974
Hotel Inter Continental (Karel Filsak, Karel Bubeníček, Jaroslav Švec), built 1968–1974
Hotel Praha (Jaroslav Paroubek, Arnošt Navrátil, Radek Černý, Jan Sedláček), built 1975–1981, Demolished in 2014
Hotel Praha (Jaroslav Paroubek, Arnošt Navrátil, Radek Černý, Jan Sedláček), built 1975–1981, Demolished in 2014

All images © by Tomas Brechler. Do not hesitate to find other inspiring work in our popular Illustration category.

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