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Old Posted Jan 13, 2010, 7:56 AM
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^See I consider that real architectural crime. What a loss...
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^^^ Hell they could have built that nasty Cosco in a cornfield without tearing down a nice Brut building and it would have been a crime...
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2010, 4:09 AM
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^^^ Yeah it was all designed by Walter Netsch who was known for his revolutionary campus designs like UIC Circle Campus and the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Its too bad they demolished those walkways since those were the most revolutionary concept of the design.
Why were the walkways demolished, anyway?
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Still, the best example of the style I've ever seen myself is located in Delft, the building opposite to the university library.
Anders, is this the one you meant? It does have a certain prehistoric quality to it.


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Why were the walkways demolished, anyway?
They were deemed to be a public safety threat after a few muggings took place underneath them. Also some would argue they were never really used, which I think is BS because pictures taken during class time show them to be very crowded and a convenient way to get from Hall to Hall between classes. Also, people liked them because they could walk from class to class underneath them when it was snowing or raining out and be sheltered from the weather.
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public safty building witch is a serious candidat for demolition as the facade needs 20million in repairs do to the ancors failing that hold the stone in place

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winnipeg art gallery 1970

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Manitoba theater center one of the few brutlist buildings to have a heritage status





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Old Posted Jan 17, 2010, 5:37 PM
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Anders, is this the one you meant? It does have a certain prehistoric quality to it.


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Exactly! But I only saw it from the other side.

The main reason I visited the place was to look at the then new library (With the glass cone and grass roof, you can spot it in the back) while visiting the Netherlands during an architecture course.
Everyone in the class thought this building was much cooler.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2010, 5:47 PM
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Courthouse of Örnsköldsvik, built 1968

This is deemed one of Swedens finest examples brutalism. It's small scale makes it quite un-brutal though.

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Exactly! But I only saw it from the other side.

The main reason I visited the place was to look at the then new library (With the glass cone and grass roof, you can spot it in the back) while visiting the Netherlands during an architecture course.
Everyone in the class thought this building was much cooler.
Ah, yes, it does look even better from the other side!

That Swedish building is an interesting one. I guess it's easy to like all the sculptural stuff, like the building in Delft and the Manitoba Teachers Society, but I guess the stuff that impresses the real purists are the buildings that do not try to impress with unusual sculptural forms, but that just create the best internal spaces possible. Is it considered a fine example because of its interior, or simply because of its refusal to compromise with any kind of aesthetic flight of fancy?


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Here's another library:
Goddard Library at Clark University, Worcester

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For being made of one austere material, this style is surprisingly playful in its use of obscure, perhaps Mayan-ish, use of ornament. It fluctuates oddly between the extremes of beautiful and repulsive. Pretty cool.
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I think Malmö's 3 u ugly ABC-husen could count as brutalism as well.

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Sorry if any of these have already been posted. I'm just joining now and don't want to wade through 8 pages.

Here are a couple of examples from Washington, DC:

The FBI headquarters building:


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While not exactly "buildings", the barrel vaults of our Metro stations are certainly interesting:





The HUD headquarters building:


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The library at Georgetown University:


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I just wandered across what I feel to be an excellent use of Brutalism on the small scale in townhomes of all things. I was walking down Belden in Chicago today when I discovered these buildings at the corner of Cambridge and Belden in Lincoln Park.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&...181.31,,0,8.92

I find them to be quite charming and successful at fitting into an extremely historic neighborhood. Much better than the ye olde townhome throwbacks they are building out of purple brick these days... I actually liked these townhomes so much that I would probably buy one in a heartbeat if I had the money.
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Would you guys consider the Turkel House (Frank Lloyd Wright - 1955) on the northwest side of Detroit brutalist, or some other type of modernist architecture?


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Another example in Atlanta is this chapel at Emory University

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The Turkel House is interesting because it has many influences and could fall under a number of categories. At first glance it looks Brutalist, but it also clearly carries over major elements of Wrights Usonian and Prairie design schools. Many people don't give Wright the credit he deserves for being one of the major influences of modernism, especially in the US, but much of his later works show that even his earliest designs used many of what would become Modernism's tenants.

In my personal opinion, I would count Turkel house as a definite precursor to Brutalism and perhaps one of the earliest examples. I would do this because it clearly has the massing and even uses the square vaulted concrete ceilings that would become so popular in Brutalist buildings. Usionian was really just Frank Lloyd Wrights own homegrown version of Modernism anyhow, so its only fitting that his more "Aztec looking" Usonian homes would closely resemble Brutalism.
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definitely FAR FAR away from my region. i just love this design so much. the architect incorporated multiple vierendeel trusses between the cores
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That Swedish building is an interesting one. I guess it's easy to like all the sculptural stuff, like the building in Delft and the Manitoba Teachers Society, but I guess the stuff that impresses the real purists are the buildings that do not try to impress with unusual sculptural forms, but that just create the best internal spaces possible. Is it considered a fine example because of its interior, or simply because of its refusal to compromise with any kind of aesthetic flight of fancy?
More because of the interior then, whish somehow is designed like a corridor: to reach the courthall from the main entrance you have to pass the whole building. The only ornamental feutures is the windows painted in differnet colours (aluminium and red on the picture, also yellow I think) plus the occasional balcony breaking the facade.
This one's on the minimalistic end of brutalism.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2010, 2:23 PM
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The Architects Building at the Royal Academy of Technology, Stockholm.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r_20060805.jpg (just posting the link, cause it's a large picture)

It's built 1969 and has, ironically enough, been voted Stockholms ugliest building repeatedly.
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