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Old May 8th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #1
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The Best Brutalist Buildings Around The World...

Brutalism gets crapped on pretty often as terrible architecture that should be torn down immeadiately (even moreso than Meisian modernism) but I think that thought process is premature in many respects. Brutalist buildings are imposing and help bring an institutional feel to buildings. So, in order to show some love, I'd like people to post thier favorite examples of Brutalist architecture. Mine is the Schmitt Academic Center at DePaul University in Chicago. The Proportions and size of this building is perfect and it's a perfect testament to the Brutalist style.


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Heres it in conjunction with the library.
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Here it is in relation with the rest of campus on the southeast side of the main quad.

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Old May 8th, 2010, 06:03 AM   #2
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São Paulo

Audit court of the municipality

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Old May 8th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #3
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Kind of looks like Chinese Pavilion at Expo 2010.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 08:06 AM   #4
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For me, the brutalism looks boring when the concrete is hard, heavy, flat; but, when you see designs with concrete fluid, dancing on movement, is when the brutalism turns on epic buldings, interseting for the common people.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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Those buildings are kinda interesting, like Porsche headquarter in Italy.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 08:48 AM   #6
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Here's some intriguing brutalist buildings from Australia (we don't really have all that many - I don't think)


Council House - Perth, Western Australia
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/2879859...75532/sizes/l/


Macquarie University Library - Sydney, New South Wales
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnyme/275145190/sizes/l/


National Carillon - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/drsimon...15366/sizes/l/


Perth Concert Hall - Perth, Western Australia
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/wyrmwor...10664/sizes/l/


University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Tower - Sydney, New South Wales
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/express...01056/sizes/o/


High Court of Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/sg_harr...04468/sizes/l/
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Old May 8th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #7
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Old May 8th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #8
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Aula TU Delft

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Old May 8th, 2010, 04:49 PM   #9
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Banco de Londres, Buenos Aires, Argentina




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Old May 8th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #10
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I love brutalist buildings. Ugly and overpowering.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #11
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Marina City Towers, Chicago

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Old May 9th, 2010, 05:41 AM   #12
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Uninorte's Building, located in Barranquilla, Colombia. At the university there are 2 more very close to this.



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Old May 9th, 2010, 09:19 AM   #13
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Old May 9th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #14
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Some brutalist architecture from Scotland:

The Scottish parliament in Edinburgh has aspects of Brutalist design in it's architecture:



Basil Spence's Canongate development, Edinburgh:



Scottish provident building, Edinburgh:



Glasgow university library:



The Dollan baths, East Kilbride:



St Andrew's 'Andrew Melville Hall':

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Old May 9th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #15
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Le Corbusier Chandigarh





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Le Corbusier - Cloister La Tourette







Lina Bo Bardi - SESC Pompeia São Paulo (sensitive, but beton brut, one of my favourite buildings)



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Oh, I love the sight of naked concrete in the morning!
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Old May 9th, 2010, 06:47 PM   #16
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Slovak national gallery, Bratislava

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Old May 9th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #17
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That's what I call brutal!
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Old May 10th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #18
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Genex building, Belgrade





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Old May 10th, 2010, 02:35 PM   #19
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No offense, but that's all for demolition, without exception, but on the other hand is nothing what paint bucket would not improve
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Old May 10th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #20
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The Singapore Power Building is a fine example
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