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Le fotografia di architettura di Roberto Conte - Il Conte Photography

Ho iniziato a subire l’attrazione delle architetture caratterizzate da un utilizzo massiccio ed evidente di cemento alcuni anni fa e da allora li …

Brutalism Is Back

IN THE RANK OF UNFLATTERING monikers for an artistic style, “Brutalism” has got to score near the top. Like the much kinder-sounding “Fauvism” or “Impressionism,” it was a term of abuse for the work of architects whose buildings confronted their users — brutalized them — with hulking, piled-up …

Latin America

Dustwound

“We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. But how far that future …

Literature

Brutalist Architecture

In the last few years, the interest towards brutalism increased a lot, and the overall attitude about this architectural style became less …

Architecture

Playful brutalism at Vitra

Brutalist architecture is a controversial movement that originated in Britain shortly after World War II, bringing rise to expressive structures made …

Architecture

Aylesbury Estate

“Public housing, not private profit”. This hand-scribbled slogan on the wall of a battered building is the opening scene of Joe Gilbert’s new …

Social Housing

Galería OMR

After 30 years in a turn-of-the-century Porfirian villa, the contemporary art gallery OMR decided to move to a new location, a brutalist building …

Mexico City

Skopje in transition

Skopje is a case study to analyse contemporary architecture and identity in the Balkans, in the light of the current Macedonian political affairs and …

Skopje

Brutalist Sydney

In February 2016 the Heritage Council of NSW unanimously recommended a listing for the Sirius Building, a public housing complex in the brutalist …

Architecture

White Houses

Photographer Denis Esakov’s series on modernist architecture in Russia from 1920s to 1990s is made up of general views of “white houses.”<p>Opening with …

Architecture

The incredible hulks: Jonathan Meades' A-Z of brutalism

It was mocked and misunderstood. But it produced some of the most sublime, awe-inspiring buildings on the planet. Jonathan Meades, maker of a new TV series about brutalism, gives his A-Z<p>The term <i>nybrutalism</i>, new brutalism, was the jocular coinage of architect Hans Asplund. He applied it to a small …

Brutalist Architecture London | A Guide To Brutalism

There has been a shift in attitude towards the architectural style of Brutalism – buildings once dismissed as ugly have now found themselves the …

These Iconic Brutalist Buildings Are Captured in the Throes of Destruction

Designed by such architects as Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer, and John Johansen, the concrete buildings were photographed at the moment they succumbed<p>When Oliver Wainwright, the architecture critic of the <i>Guardian</i> newspaper, visited Robin Hood Gardens, a controversial London housing project, as it was …

Brutalism's Bullies

<i>by Anthony Paletta</i><p>In late April, the city of Baltimore issued a certificate of demolition for the Morris A. Mechanic Theater, prevailing in a lengthy …

The Ugly-Beauty Of Brutalism

<i>by Anthony Paletta</i><p><i>Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago</i><p>Updating a cultural canon, in any form, is an endless battlefield due to our persistent …

Valentin Jeck photographs Yugoslavia's concrete architecture for MoMA exhibition

Photographer Valentin Jeck has travelled around the region of former Yugoslavia to capture images of its brutalist architecture for MoMA's Toward a …

10 illustrations which commemorate Britain's demolished Brutalist architecture

Despite the abundance and richness of the 20th century’s concrete behemoths, much of Britain’s brutalist architecture remains at risk from …

Royal Mail

Sydney's Sirius building saved from demolition in "triumph for brutalism"

One of Sydney's only examples of brutalist architecture has been given a second chance, after a court ruled against the government decision not to …

Brutalist Breuer building owned by IKEA could become hotel in Connecticut

IKEA is considering plans to transform a concrete structure by modernist architect Marcel Breuer in New Haven into a hotel, according to …