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Old Posted Jan 25, 2010, 4:51 PM
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The Brodie Science Building, very hard to find pictures of this one. It's not entirely Brutalist either, but it's a heavy, massive building that makes the most out of concrete. Interior spaces are awesome!


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2743/...745da9e05a.jpg


http://www.bufa.org/sessionals/P003336.jpg


http://discover2.brandonu.ca/webtour.../to_brodie.jpg

Okay that last picture looks really bummy. The building is really dark which is pretty much why I like it. I call it moody, everyone else called it ugly lol.

The Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium is a more clear-cut example of Brutalism. This one also has some great interior spaces. Exposed concrete, brass fittings, HEAVY stucco, etc. I called it the Temple of Self-Hate, it's really imposing.


http://brandonmb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/WMCA.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2666/...38b7d7c25c.jpg
(the statue in the last picture was moved to the courtyard at the other end of the campus)
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2010, 1:04 AM
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Main branch of Ottawa Public Library, soon to be replaced with new location.


Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve-brandon/402595344/

Major-General George R Pearkes Building, also known as National Defence Headquarters.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major-G...arkes_Building


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Queen Elizabeth Towers


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Old Posted Jan 26, 2010, 8:51 PM
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Here are a few from my Area:


Albany, NY

Empire State Plaza




Justice Building




Legislative Office Building




Cultural Education Center (NYS Museum, Archives & Library)




Leo O'Brien Federal Office Building




University at Albany








Troy, NY

(Former) City Hall

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Old Posted Jan 28, 2010, 6:08 PM
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A few from where I live, on campus at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Shapero Hall, formerly housed the School of Pharmacy. When they built the new Applebaum School of Pharmacy building this became a biology lab building.


The Science and Engineering Library


The Science and Engineering Library with the Chemistry Building in the background. The chem building is undergoing some construction and I couldn't get close enough for a good angle on it by itself.


Manoogian Hall
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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.
Strange, I thought those square windows only came into fashion with postmodernist buildings like this.

Come to think of it, the coloured aluminium windows in the Courthouse building are also a bit post-modernist - James Stirling used them a lot in his later buildings:


wapedia.mobi/en/James_Stirling_(architect) Elek Pafka, Wapedia

I guess it shows that brutalist architects were experimenting with some of the same ideas as post-modernist/futuristic architects - use of colour, turning the building into a form of sculpture, incorporating abstract decoration. As Duffstuff129 has said, there is a surprising amount of stuff in brutalism that doesn't fit the stereotype.
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Old Posted Feb 7, 2010, 10:46 PM
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Here is a thoroughly unloved brutalist college building from the town where I work, Swindon.

Most pictures of the college studiously hide it behind a much smaller PoMo extension, but I think it is rather grand. It is unusually symmetrical for a brutalist building, and its profile, complete with concrete battlements give make it look to me like a castle, or a country house.









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See, I think that would look ok without the inner metal frames for the windows. Just have the concrete and glass.

I think what would really help architecture with heavy use of concrete as an aesthetic feature is white bleaching. If the concrete was a white marble huge it would likely look better.
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Alps - thanks! It's good to know there is at least one other person who thinks that somewhere.

Krases - Some buildings definitely do look better painted white - the cathedral in Brasilia got a makeover in the 80s, and IMO looks better for it:


http://brasiliabsb.com/photo_catedral_1988.htm
Augusto Areal, Pictures from Brasilia


http://www.flickr.com/photos/81533006@N00/1089041386/
Mondmann, flickr

However, I think some look better grey and crusty, like old castles. The trouble is, a little raw concrete goes a long way, and it might be a while before the balance in many cities is right again.
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Brutes?

Im definately not an expert on Brutes so tell me weather these are some decent examples. All of these are located in Nashville by the way.

Regions Bank.



Not sure what this older building is called.



Tennessee State Capitol.





Replica of the Parthenon.



Country Music Hall Of Fame.



Fifth Third Bank.



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Uhm, yeah, all of those except that first one are not brutalist at all. This style was prevalent I do believe in the 70s and 80s. Some of those buildings you have pictured look like they were built in the 1890s-1930s. And that last one would probably just be international style or post modernism, not really sure, but for sure not brutalist.
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the first one is mildly brutalist - you can make out some of the structure on the face of the building but it doesn't stand out.

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Ok, i think i get the concept a little more now, thanks.
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This style was prevalent I do believe in the 70s and 80s.
Brutalism was prevalent mainly during the 60s and some years into the 70s.

Don't know if Le Corbusiers Unité d'Habiton, Notre-dame du Haut or Chandigarh, among many other of his post-war works, could be early examples and/or trend setters.
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Here's some from my Hometown of Sundsvall, Sweden:

Swedbank (1973) is a fine example of the style, that also fits nice within the old structure of late 19th century houses. It has the same scale and the concrete elements mimic the rustic of the older buildings.





A more visible but less good example would be the local Tax offices which together with the yellow apartment blocks in the background totally destroyed the urban structure that was before.



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Wow, is that an ugly building.
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^^Holy jeez that's intimidating.

The curves and angles remind me of the Venturi House, which is po-mo.

Also The Page Museum is incredible. Gotta love the bas-relief mural.
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