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Old February 19th, 2015, 10:57 AM   #2201
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Sculpture House, Angleur, Liège, Belgium (architects: Jacques Gillet, Félix Roulin, René Greisch, built in 1968)









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Old February 19th, 2015, 12:22 PM   #2202
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He wanted something futuristic, not dark and oppressive. You have to look at the 1960s context, and that's what was futuristic and cutting edge back then. Cute and cozy was not in the futurist vocabulary, and that's okay.
the fact that he wanted to build a futuristic building is clear, but that doesn't imply a mood or a emotion. Googie architecture was futuristic too, but I have difficulties reminding a building made in that style that I would consider dark and oppressive.
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It's run down now which is probably what makes it look dark, but buildings like these are very photogenic when they're restored.
but there's a subtle difference between a building that is photogenic (and from that point of view, the Casa del portuale is a masterpiece, it truly captures the eye even now) and something that one wants near his house.
Myself I have a passion for photographs or ruins, houses and industrial buildings, but that doesn't mean that I want to live there.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #2203
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Old February 20th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #2204
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Old February 21st, 2015, 04:27 AM   #2205
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I might have to rescind my comment that brutalist architecture looks better in a natural surrounding.

This is a hard one for me. While it ticks all the boxes of brutalism, especially the one about appearing like a geological feature, somehow this one seems more organic, expressionist to me. Not sure how to classify it.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 05:47 PM   #2206
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Brutalism usually always works better with natural surroundings. Even in the middle of cities, if you put trees, bushes around, the building rises his expression. That's a good way to save this kind of buildings from demolition, and change public opinion.

This one is located in the middle of the city, and here everybody likes it. Now, try to imagine it without those plants...
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Old February 21st, 2015, 07:22 PM   #2207
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Old February 21st, 2015, 09:25 PM   #2208
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I might have to rescind my comment that brutalist architecture looks better in a natural surrounding.

This is a hard one for me. While it ticks all the boxes of brutalism, especially the one about appearing like a geological feature, somehow this one seems more organic, expressionist to me. Not sure how to classify it.
I would say that in this case the architects were probably inspired by natural caves. At least, when I see the interior of this house, the first thing that comes in my mind is cave.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 11:11 PM   #2209
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Old February 24th, 2015, 07:21 PM   #2211
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moar big gray buildings!
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Old February 27th, 2015, 05:31 PM   #2214
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I'm not sure if that building is in brutalist style...

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I'm not sure if that building is in brutalist style...
Yeah it looks more like mid century modern.

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I'm not sure if that building is in brutalist style...
It could be described as a modern fortress. It does not really fit into any category, it has brutalist elements. What do others believe the architectural style is.


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It could be described as a modern fortress. It does not really fit into any category, it has brutalist elements. What do others believe the architectural style is.
I think it would fit best into 'mid-century modernism', with the overhanding roof, jagged windows near the top, and stone cladding. It was built in the late 60s.
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