ruminations about architecture and design

Thursday, January 12, 2017

that brutalism show

Heck, you can't trust Google images anymore. This came up under the search heading "greatest brutalist building"

And it almost qualifies if we classify brutalism as "an architectural style popular in the 1960's and 70's characterized by roughly cast concrete and exuberant geometry" (that definition came from the towers of ilium copy department--not wikipedia). This building is painted, so it subverts the honesty that is a hallmark of the brutalist style.

No one is perfect.

Update: some errors in the original post have been corrected. No one is perfect.

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