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Old October 27th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #981
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Old October 28th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #982
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Actually I like some brutalist buildings, especially some posted here; but the ones I saw in the Paris example gave me a somewhat too dirty and unkept impression which left me a bit surprised.. then some may like it, I don't know; tastes are a personal thing, to each its own
Paris has very dirty rundown districts wich are very poor actually. People might not think about Paris this way but like any world city, the poor are never visable for the usual tourist.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #983
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Old October 28th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #984
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Old October 28th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #985
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #987
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No hard feelings, but I doubt that Safat Square classifies as brutalist structure...
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:27 PM   #988
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Old October 31st, 2013, 11:44 PM   #993
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Actually I like some brutalist buildings, especially some posted here; but the ones I saw in the Paris example gave me a somewhat too dirty and unkept impression which left me a bit surprised.. then some may like it, I don't know; tastes are a personal thing, to each its own
Dirty and Unkempt are not necessarily the style. That's just a function of maintenance. I think that is a big part of why Brutalism has such a bad reputation, because most of it has not been well maintained, and maintenance has always been a challenge with those types of buildings. I think that is why people tend to group non-brutalist modern concrete architecture in with them, because they define the style as dirty and unkempt.

Keep in mind that no architect ever designed a brutalist building, that term was applied after the fact. They all designed modern buildings. Maybe we need to apply terms better.

RE: The Goddard Library. Have you seen that in person? Would you consider that still Brutalist after the rehab? Particularly in terms of the interior? Unlike most buildings people call Brutalist, the Clark library was as much brick as it was concrete.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 04:29 AM   #995
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I would say that Brutalism is a Modernist sub-genre, named after 'Beton-brut' or 'raw concrete.' You can easily tell apart a 'Brutalist' building from the other modernist sub-genre, an 'International Style' building. The former has many solid forms of architectural concrete, sometimes with jagged shapes, while the latter focuses on clean lines and forms, with lots of minimalist glass and steel.
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BBC 4 will air a documentary about Brutalism, which I found from this very interesting interview with the man behind it, Jonathan Meades: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddes...vision-fiction

Intriguing character to say the least. All his documentaries on architecture, urban life and other stuff appear to be available on Youtube, I'll be investigating.
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Absolutely outstanding. And I love how they disguised the brutalist architecture under a brick shell. I bet they don't get complaints, like most other buildings in this thread probably do.

BTW good job with this thread, lovely stuff.
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