Brutalist architecture first became popular during the 1950s in the United Kingdom and is characterized by minimalist constructions that highlight the buildings structural elements rather than decorative ornamentation. Though criticized for the styles rough outward appearance and unwelcoming nature, the trend has recently regained popularity. This led to the birth of the BRUTgroup Instagram account dedicated to following this strange but oddly fascinating aesthetic. We’ve searched their incredible collection to curate a few of our favorite buildings that embody brutalism and listed them below.
#1 Climbing Holidays, 2017
This model of a hotel on stilts brings to mind Tatzu Nishi’s suspended spaces, in which rooms, and even functioning hotels, are installed around historical public monuments
#2 This Is The View Looking Up To A Spiraling Staircase, Seen Inside The Main Tower Of A Church In France. Building: St. Joseph’s Church
#3 Any Thoughts?
#4 Chongqing, China
#5 Abandoned Modernist Hotel In Bosnia
#6 1994. The Hope For Peace (Espoir De Paix) Monument Is A Monument In Yarze, Lebanon
#7 Solna Centrum Station, Stockholm, Sweden
#8 Mask Of Sorrow (1996, Dedicated To The Memory For The Prisoners Of Gulag) Magadan, Russia Sculptor : Ernst Neizvestny
#9 Art Work: Martin Loureiro
#10 One Of Two Twin Underground Reservoirs In Forstenried Park Holding The Drinking Water For Munich, Germany
#11 This Street Lamp In Wroclaw, Poland
#12 Table. Author Stephan Schmitz
#13 House Lim-Millan (Also Leme House) By Paulo Mendes Da Rocha Sao Paulo, Brazil 1970-74
#14 Backup Power Station, Sweden
#15 Burroughs Wellcome Building, Paul Rudolph Architect Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, 1972
#16 Ww2 German Observation Tower On Guernsey Island
#17 High Island Reservoir East Dam, Sai Kung East Country Park, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
#18 Chuvash State Opera And Ballet Center, Chuvash Republic
#19 Dam Tunnel In The Woods Outside Pittsfield, Massachusetts
#20 Duga, Outside Of Chernobyl, Was A Soviet Experimental Over-The-Horizon Radar System. It Was Developed For The Soviet Abm Early-Warning Network. The System Operated From 1976 To 1989
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