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Old Posted Mar 3, 2011, 9:05 PM
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Here is an example at the University of Utah where neo-brutalism was recently used in an expansion of the Marriott Library. The ground levels were dug out and added in the mid 1990s, and massive concrete stair systems, entryways, and banks of windows were added to the ground level.

Notice that the Marriott Library main building is actually an International style architecture, but I think the brutalism at the base makes a great compliment to it, and looks good on its own. Also, notice the infamous brutalist tower structure behind it, which I think needs a bit of modernization... it is a bit too much brutalism. And notice the amount of exposed concrete that you can see on the opposite wall that is reflected in the glass windows in the last photo.

I've always thought the ground level looked awesome and reminds me of the entry to the rebel base on the planet Hoth in "Empire Strikes Back".

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Marriott Library Ground Level Entrance



Concrete Stair System which wraps around the perimeter of the building





That stair system does look great - a lot of brutalist work was meant to be organic, in a craggy, cliff like sort of way. It didn't always work, but combined with sympathetic landscaping it can come off really well.
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In terms of British Brutalist buildings - these are amongst my personal favourites

Brunswick Centre - London

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_Centre

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Alexandra Road Estate - London

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Road_Estate

















Institute of Education - University of London

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Education









Norfolk Terrace - The University of East Anglia - Norfolk, England

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_East_Anglia






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Barbican - London



The Barbican Campus consists of the Barbican Centre, LSO Orchestra with LSO St Lukes, LSO Live and LSO Discovery alongside the world renoened Guildhall School of Music and Drama, who are building a state of the art building at Milton Court directly across the road from the Barbican centre on Silk Street

http://www.barbican.org.uk/seasonreview10-11

http://www.barbican.org.uk/

http://lso.co.uk/

http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/

http://www.theheron.co.uk/

http://www.barbicanliving.co.uk/d7a.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...ighereducation1BA2a87mbco


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Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by Eero Saarinen

http://twospoonskniving.blogspot.com...ake-front.html

Prentice Women's Hospital, designed by Bertrand Goldberg and currently facing demolition

http://www.preservationchicago.org/current-issue/28
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How, exactly?
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Old Posted May 21, 2011, 5:05 AM
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I heard about this one recently, actually. Watched a programme about revitalizing buildings and transforming carbon footprints, and this came up as part of the retrofit-accommodation plan. You can't find the show in a youtube link, otherwise i'd post it. All the government office buildings are supposed to be renovated under the accommodation plan. That building is supposed to be the largest example of that. Show anything about what's going on in that area?
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Just gorgeous.
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Oakville has really nice mansions but most of their highrises are brutalism.

From: http://www.iblogoakville.com/?p=1973


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The British have really produced some of the best Brutalist stuff. the Brunswick Centre really looks like one one of the style's finest products.

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How can anybody not like brutalism? It's so damn playful and fun! It looks best with plants growing on it and flowing down the sides over raw concrete.
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How can anybody not like brutalism? It's so damn playful and fun! It looks best with plants growing on it and flowing down the sides over raw concrete.
I like brutalism's affinity for defying gravity, myself.

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Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by Eero Saarinen

http://twospoonskniving.blogspot.com...ake-front.html

Prentice Women's Hospital, designed by Bertrand Goldberg and currently facing demolition

http://www.preservationchicago.org/current-issue/28

Gawd that Saarinen is so beautiful. Wowza.

I'm not a fan of the Prentice building myself. Not that I think it should be demolished...
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Brutalism in Sherbrooke, Canada.

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Gawd that Saarinen is so beautiful. Wowza.
It's worth noting that the Saarinen is not just on a random hill somewhere but on a hill on a point overlooking Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee lakefront...
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