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Old Posted Mar 3, 2009, 9:36 PM
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In Sao Paulo & Hamburg, it has this example of this Brutalist Architecture.

SAO PAULO:


http://www.tcm.sp.gov.br/instituc/im...FaseFinal1.jpg

Tribunal de contas do municipio.

More info here: http://www.tcm.sp.gov.br/instituc/constPredio07.htm
A very beautiful building by the way...


http://www.vitruvius.com.br/arquitex.../arq084_00.asp

Masp & Museu do Som can be seen also as brutalist buildings.


http://www.casaclub.com.br/fotos/alb...feira_masp.jpg


http://yahoo.guiadasemana.com.br/pho...e/p-mube_r.jpg

Edifício of Fiesp, Av. Paulista:


http://www.arcoweb.com.br/arquitetur...186/fiesp1.jpg

HAMBURG:

Bunker, Hamburg

http://www.roettgenklima.de/mediac/4...er-Hamburg.jpg


http://www.xvision-net.de/images/gal...ev_0000337.jpg

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Fermilab in Chicago...


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I was just thinking about posting a picture of the Wilson High Rise.
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Life Sciences Centre at Dalhousie University in Halifax houses classrooms, offices, a greenhouse, and laboratories (including a tower tank, pool tank, and seal environment in the Oceanography wing).

It has so much character! I need to take some pictures of my own.



The three wings can be distinguished here...biology/earth sciences at the top, oceanography at left, and psychology (where I had my lab today!) at bottom.



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Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Building in Harlem on 125th street. Probably the most imposing 350 footer out there.
http://pix.alaporte.net/pub/d/19978-...e+Building.JPG



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Brutalist architecture building blocks on Roosevelt Island.













http://flickr.com/photos/archidose/with/352832966/
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A small one from Ardmore, Pennsylvania unlovingly demolished just 3 months ago to make way for a realigned intersection. Somewhat difficult to categorize due to its size and simplicitly but I'm fairly confident about pegging it as Brutalist

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No loss there, I dont think anyone will ever miss buildings like that. Not even in 200 years. Its a style imo that is easily forgotten and needs to be forgotten.
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I thought I'd resurrect this thread, partly because I love it - some of the monumental, sculptural qualities of a few of these buildings is amazing (I had no idea there was such a thing as beautiful brutalism before looking at this thread) and partly because I had taken a few pictures of the National Theatre in London.







Although sometimes difficult to distinguish from a car park, the National Theatre does illustrate one aspect of these buildings well - the grey, minimalist facade combined with different levels were designed to create spaces that could then be dressed up in colourful and imaginative ways, like a stage set. The blandness of the building was supposed to make it a good background - like the wall of a gallery. This is starting to be exploited more with concrete public buildings in London.






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There's a really gorgeous example of brutalism in Oslo, some govt building. Anyone know its name?



I think the frieze is by Piccasso. It's the tower behind that is perfectly composed, can't get a shot of its form though.
The buildings are part of the 'Regjeringskvartalet' or government district in english. It consist of 7 buildings in total. The frieze is by piccasso.

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Take your pick from Columbia, SC; the majority of brutalist buildings there are either USC buildings or state government offices:



One of my favorites there is the Strom Thurmond Federal Building:



I'm quite surprised no one mentioned the J. Edgar Hoover Building in DC



or Peachtree Center in Atlanta

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A lot of my favourite examples of brutalism are in Quebec. Montréal seemed to have a love affair this style back in the 1970s and has the world's largest concentration of quality brutalist architecture. I just love love love the Montréal Metro!



Place Bonaventure, Montréal


Courtesy of thomyorke26

Montréal Metro




Both courtesy of elkram



All courtesy of Elmercat




Courtesy of Taller, Better


Both courtesy of andrewwantcoffee


Courtesy of Reading Tom


Courtesy of jamesbrownontheroad

Rockhill, Côte-des-Neiges


Courtesy of kheireddine

Habitat 67, Montréal waterfront


Courtesy of rychlik

Complexe Desjardins, rue Ste. Catharines




Both courtesy of Po
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That last photo shows a great enclosed space, light and spacious. Not what you usually associated with buildings from the 60s and 70s.
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The building in the foreground (Student Center) has been demolished and is being replaced with a building that's less bunker-like:




Others from Cleveland - all images by me:
Metrohealth Hospital:


Reserve Square:


Bohn Tower:


Rhodes Tower (Cleveland State University):


Cleveland Trust Tower (designed by Marcel Breuer):


Others in Ohio:
On the right, Akron Hotel (no longer a Radisson):


On the right, Amedia Plaza in downtown Youngstown:


Mahoning County Justice Center in Youngstown:
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YES!
some of this shit is like PORN. nice thread!


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these kick ASS!



and those montreal metro stations are pretty nice too!!




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yes! this one really nice!

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a few more of my favs here in atl:

colony square, midtown (namely the W and midrise residential buildings)


wesley woods towers, adj to emory university

flickr the mover

lenox towers, buckhead

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and of course PT center

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That last photo shows a great enclosed space, light and spacious. Not what you usually associated with buildings from the 60s and 70s.
When I first entered Complexe Desjardins, the inside was a pleasant surprise. It's an exhilarating and inviting place to wonder through.
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I haven't looked through this entire thread yet-- mea culpa if these are already posted. First, here is perhaps the ugliest building in the DC region-- The Third Church of Christ Scientist (Source: http://davidwrotethis.files.wordpres...tscientist.jpg)



Second, the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development headquarters is very ugly. It is even uglier inside. The walls are probably 5 feet thick concrete and this is almost no natural sunlight. As my coworker said, this is probably the place you'd want to be in case of a nuclear attack on DC. (source: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2146/...032bc0.jpg?v=0)



The Dept. of Energy headquarters (the Forrestal building) is also foul. (source: http://mattbrundage.com/images/blog/...-forrestal.jpg)



In summary, pretty much anything around L'Enfant Plaza has the architectural charm of North Korea.
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There is very little brutalism in Chicago. Almost a complete lack. When I think of US cities with a lot of brutalist buildings I think of Boston and Minneapolis.
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