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Old July 2nd, 2012, 07:53 PM   #241
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It is brutalism and it is beautiful
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 08:12 PM   #242
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Most people immediately dismiss brutalism as horrid or ugly just because of its use of exposed concrete, and its history. But I find it to be much more than that. The way they dominate and the tough, solid character they bring to their surroundings makes them more than just simple buildings. I would even consider some brutalist buildings works of art.

Like international-style boxes, these buildings have a very bad and undeserved reputation.

My main criticism is that most of these buildings are so dirty. They really need to be cleaned.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 04:23 AM   #243
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The former AT&T Long Lines Building at 33 Thomas Street is a 550 feet (167.5 meter) tall skyscraper in the Borough of Manhattan, New York, United States. It stands on the east side of Church Street, between Thomas and Worth Streets, in the Civic Center neighborhood of New York City. The building is an extreme example of the Brutalist architectural style, with no windows and a flat concrete slab facade.

The building is a telephone exchange or wire center building which contains three major 4ESS switches used for interexchange (long distance) telephony, two owned by AT&T and one owned by Verizon. It also contains a number of other switches used for Competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) services, but is not used for Incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) services, and is not a central office. The CLLI code for this facility is NYCMNYBW.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #244
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I love the older accomidation buildings of the University of East Anglia. They are all in pretty good condition as well, seeming as they have been treated for subsidense as they were apparently 'sinking' into the nearby lake, Venice style.



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Old July 4th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #245
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Most people immediately dismiss brutalism as horrid or ugly just because of its use of exposed concrete, and its history. But I find it to be much more than that. The way they dominate and the tough, solid character they bring to their surroundings makes them more than just simple buildings. I would even consider some brutalist buildings works of art.

Like international-style boxes, these buildings have a very bad and undeserved reputation.

My main criticism is that most of these buildings are so dirty. They really need to be cleaned.
It haven't occurred to you that it might not be concrete per se that's the problem, but rather "the way they dominate and the tough, solid character they bring to their surroundings" is off-putting to people? Your words could be used to describe a bunker too, and that is precisely the problem for many I suspect.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #246
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Well, it isn't a problem for me. Their brutally dominating solid nature is exactly what I love about them
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Old July 5th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #247
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:00 PM   #248
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One of my favourites: TBILISI ROADS MINISTRY BUILDING\

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:34 PM   #249
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Some more Manila examples

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Cultural Center of the Philippines by je245, on Flickr

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Cultural Center of the Philippines [CCP] by popovych, on Flickr

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Old October 29th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #250
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My favourite brutalist buildings are more abstract ones, that have been cleaned/maintained.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #255
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Demolishing buildings purely because of aesthetics is stupid.
Aesthetics is subjective, if a majority dislikes a style doesn't mean everyone dislike it. Many brutalist and functionalist buildings are targeted for demolition purely because of how they look.
I could understand it if a building was dilapidated beyond repair, or the living conditions were too shitty to even bother, but why waste a perfectly good building?
Personally, I love brutalism and raw concrete buildings, and I hate glass curtain walls and contemporary architecture, but still I wouldn't want a building demolished simply because I didn't like how it looks.
A lot of people on this forum tend to forget that aesthetics is subjective. Don't expect your taste of architecture to apply to everyone else. Old and new buildings can co-exist.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #256
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Exactly. I like brutalism too, and it's kinda annoying how everyone hates it because of its raw concrete use. I think that's an interesting concept, and it can look really good, if the buildings are done right. If there are dilapidated buildings that still have potential, they should be renovated as soon as possible.
What they did with the Ministry of Transport building in Tbilisi was unimaginably good. All they did was add new windows and a coat of paint, and the derelict concrete bunker looked like a 21st century building. This is what should be done with all old brutalist buildings.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #257
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That Bocconi University building above is gorgeous!
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High court of Australia. Canberra

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National gallery of Australia. Canberra

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Canberrra would have to have the most brutalist architecture of any Australian city. A few examples
http://images.theage.com.au/2011/09/...2611-420x0.jpg
National library of australia

http://www.totaltravel.com.au/guide/...a-national.jpg
School of music
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Brutalist office building…at risk of demolition
http://www.heritageatrisk.org.au/Cameron%20Offices.jpeg


http://www.architecture.com.au/files...28/cameron.jpg
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http://img3.ranker.com/list_img/1258...=1349341125000
http://www.canberrahouse.com/wp-cont...re-800x300.jpg

Student housing
http://www.canberrahouse.com/wp-cont...g-feature2.jpg
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