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Yeah, you're def not alone in feeling that way. I'm sure you've heard the theory that brutalist buildings on college campuses were designed to fill students with enough fear/depression that they'd never think about starting riots. And I've never been to Moscow, but maybe it would be dreary enough to turn me off brutalism for good.

But I dunno. I find huge swaths of concrete soothing. It was honestly surprising to find folks reacting with such revulsion to some of my favorite buildings in DC.

Brutalism is/was very popular in Brazil and they have some great examples of brutalism done right.
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Casa Butantã
Paulo Mendes da Rocha
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Sao Paulo, Brazil


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2011 refurbished (done by Paulo Mendes Da Rocha himself at 83)
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Atelier Christian De Portzamparc
Cidade das Artes
Rio de Janerio, Brazil
2013


There's a lot of shit going on here, and some of it is awful, but some of it certainly isn't. Its got a confident grandiosity that's actually kind of endearing to me, even though you'd have to guess it will be another failure of Brazilian urbanism.















































post #98057 of 109053
Obviously brutalism will look nice if it's kept up and has nice surroundings as well as good interior design. Esp the juxtaposition of brutalist architecture surrounded by greenness and natural light makes it very pleasing.

There is some of it in Atlanta and it's very dreary and depressing, pretty much you can imagine the interior smelling like 30 year old filing cabinets. I dunno, maybe it's because I've spent a time working for the federal government but I hate that style now. Nothing like waking up to go to work on a Monday and feeling like you're in some sort of Kafka nightmare the moment you step into your place of work
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Edited: Moved to RP
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Leaving for Chicago tomorrow for Pitchfork festival; any stores/restaurants/bars I should go to? Never been to Chicago before

[Insert Spoon reference here.]


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Redbooth.

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Obviously brutalism will look nice if it's kept up and has nice surroundings as well as good interior design. Esp the juxtaposition of brutalist architecture surrounded by greenness and natural light makes it very pleasing.

There is some of it in Atlanta and it's very dreary and depressing, pretty much you can imagine the interior smelling like 30 year old filing cabinets. I dunno, maybe it's because I've spent a time working for the federal government but I hate that style now. Nothing like waking up to go to work on a Monday and feeling like you're in some sort of Kafka nightmare the moment you step into your place of work

There's always good and bad examples of how to you a certain style of design and as I said there is some good example of how to brutalism
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What about brutalism wearing polos?
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What about brutalism wearing polos?
Only if wearing Birkenstocks
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What about brutalism wearing polos?

Brutalist wear military uniforms wink.gif
post #98065 of 109053

learn something new every day (re: brutalism).

lived in eastern europe as a young kid, that type of architecture is commonplace, never knew there was a name for it.

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I remember seeing pictures from a book about brutalist architecture in the old soviet some time ago and there was some fantastic building.


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There's always good and bad examples of how to you a certain style of design and as I said there is some good example of how to brutalism

Yes, definitely. I think as a whole brutalism requires more upkeep and context to look "nice." There are lots of styles of architecture that look great and evoke awesome imagery even as they deteriorate, but brutalism is not one of those. Those DC structures are horrifying
post #98068 of 109053
noo way, the HHS building is dope. so is the FBI building. i totally get why 75% of the planet hates them, though.
post #98069 of 109053
i just want to spend all my money on hats and kapital stuff.....why hlorenzo so spensive, yo
post #98070 of 109053
I like my brutalists building to fill me with dread and/or melancholy. It's certainly less depressing than most of the pomo stuff.
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