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"A Brutalist building is easy to spot but often hard to embrace. An offshoot of postwar modernism and a socialist desire for more uniform, functional urban planning, these brooding bunkerlike structures often cast an impenetrable shadow on the landscape, seemingly at odds with the well-meaning ideologies. But a recent restoration of the former St. Agnes church and community center, a construction of massive concrete building blocks in the onetime working-class but increasingly hip Kreuzberg area of Berlin, has made Brutalism easier to love."
A Berlin church is transformed into a spectacular gallery space
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_"A strikingly brutalist, nonetheless eco-friendly innovation centre in Chile designed by Santiago studio Elemental took out the architecture prize..."
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Brutalism in music videos.

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Watch six music videos set in landmarks of Brutalism, from London's Barbican and Robin Hood Gardens to the towers of Paris' Front-de-Seine area.
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"Fifty years after his death, Le Corbusier's creations are as exciting as ever. Christopher Beanland visits two of the best in Marseille and Beaujolais"
Mottled white high- rises sprout from muddy brown mountainsides like smashed-in teeth. The mistral tries to knock me off balance as I take photographs of Marseille's seething skyline. The first time I saw Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation – flouting its primary-coloured balconies as if it were a 3D Mondrian painting – was through a greasy coach window in 1994 on a school exchange trip to France. It took me 20 more summers, finally, to get up here...
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"The post-Soviet city is where future and past, ideology and memory clash. Here, five photographers exploring the architectural legacy of the eastern bloc give their personal take on the lure of the brutalist landscape "
A special project featuring five photographers and their take on the post-Soviet city
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Brutalist broadcasting center of the BR in Munich.
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Das BR-Hauptfunkhaus wurde 1976 nahe dem Münchner Hauptbahnhof durch Helmut von Werz errichtet. Im Moment plant der BR eine umfassende bauliche Veränderung
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BMW Museum and Headquaters in Munich

Architect: Karl Schwanzer in 1968-1973

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A 19-year-old photography student at Dawson College, Chris Forsyth says he first noticed the impressive architecture present throughout Montreal's métro system when taking it to school everyday, fr...
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"Two painstakingly researched books reveal the depths of the architect’s material explorations."
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This Community is all about Brutalist Architecture and Concrete Structures. The term "Brutalism" derived from the french term "béton brut" which means nothing else than decorative concrete. This architectural style emerged in the early 1950s and had its height in the 60s and 70s. Please no advertising! Will be deleted immediately. At *Discussion* you can post photographs of Concrete structures of these style. Please post mainly your own photographs. At *Weblinks* you can post every link that is connected to Brutalist Architecture. At *Events* I post actual events like exhibitions about brutalism.

Al Clark

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""The challenge of reconstructing elements of now-forgotten Brutalist play structures within the RIBA gallery is an exciting opportunity for us to explore contemporary issues surrounding play, by looking at the often surreal objects from the past," said a statement from Assemble."
Assemble has revealed plans to fill a gallery in the headquarters of Royal Institute of British Architects with a spongy Brutalist-inspired landscape
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Photo by janmikeuy - http://www.flickr.com/photos/janmikeuy/ Saint John's Abbey Church was designed by the renowned Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer. This
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Thomas Reisser
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Modular housing complex "Genter Strasse" in Munich by Otto Steidle (1972).

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  Inhalt Galerie Literatur   Die Wohnanlage in der Genter Straße wurde in Modulbauweise wurde durch die Architekten Otto Steidle, Doris Thut und
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Boris Kralj recalls: "Belgrade was the biggest city I had ever visited when I was a child. When we drove through New Belgrade, with all its grey high-rise buildings, I thought I was in New York. I pressed my face against the car window. There are some incredible brutalist buildings there that I could always look at: the Genex Tower for example, which you pass when you enter Belgrade from the west. But I also like the old villas in the city which tell so many stories."
Photographer Boris Kralj on what Belgrade means to him
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Amager Strandpark by Hasløv & Kjærsgaard, Copenhagen DK

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Amager Strandpark by Hasløv & Kjærsgaard, Copenhagen DK

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Housing complex Karl-Theodor-Strasse in Munich

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große Wohnanlage im Stil des Brutalismus an der Karl-Theodor-Str. 91-97 in München
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"He redefined architecture for the 20th century, pioneered modernity, made radical urban utopias for the masses – and spent his last years nearly nude in a cabin inspired by human physiology"

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He redefined architecture for the 20th century, pioneered modernity, made radical urban utopias for the masses – and spent his last years nearly nude in a cabin inspired by human physiology
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Institut für Zeitgeschichte Munich, 1969-1972 by Sepp Podgadl

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Das Institut für Zeitgeschichte in München wurde 1969 von Sepp Pogadl im Stil des Brutalismus geplant und 1972 fertig gestellt.
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Demolition of Olympic Velodrom

The demolition of the Olympic Velodrom from 1972 just started on April 15th. 

First Olympic building from the Olympic Summer Games 1972 in Munich soon to be lost forever.

http://www.pixelrakete.de/vom-abriss-bedroht-das-olympia-radstadion-muenchen-1972/

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