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Old 04-25-2017, 11:13 AM   #21
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

Those churches are f*cking hideous (in my opinion). Thanks for posting!
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:24 PM   #22
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

We have a couple chances to hear some actual odes to Brutalism over the next few weeks:

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Old 04-25-2017, 01:31 PM   #23
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^ Thank you, Scipio. I'm gonna get my book signed.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:09 PM   #24
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Thanks for the posting FK. The Breuer in Collegeville is a masterpiece, has always been a favorite. Nothing dull or half-assed about any of these, they are full throttle brutalism and the interiors speak to a stripped down, unconventional beauty every bit the equal of the gothic grandeur of the past.
Yeah man. You put it perfectly.

I'm still learning though - about architecture in general - and really appreciate when folks on here suggest great architects or buildings to check out. I just learned about Breuer last night - just googling this stuff. Amazing.

Beton - I'm totally with you on the Lindemann revitalization. There's a whole thread for it as I'm sure you know, but my sense is that it may have to be partly demolished and the portion on Merrimac retained as a museum or something. But - a fullscale revitalization, although highly unlikely to happen, would be amazing. Just think what all the rotundas and plazas would be like if there were life everywhere!
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:28 PM   #25
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

Of interest:

http://www.archdaily.com/795837/lobb...eviges-germany
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:36 PM   #26
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Very nice, thanks. I only stumbled upon that beauty only last year. Learning...
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:04 AM   #27
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Check out the building's website. Who here wants to own part of a North Korean dinosaur?
Does that Website go to North Korea....I know 99% chance it doesn't and I look like an idiot, but for a second there I thought it was kind of cool if even for a minute I connected in some way to some server in North Korea.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:06 AM   #28
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FK4 a lot of that shit actually looks kinda good.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:56 AM   #29
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I totally just jerked off to this thread. Good night.
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I totally just jerked off to this thread. Good night.
Thanks for sharing.
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Does that Website go to North Korea....I know 99% chance it doesn't and I look like an idiot, but for a second there I thought it was kind of cool if even for a minute I connected in some way to some server in North Korea.
I dunno. Would be cool if it did.
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:41 PM   #32
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Habitat turns 50, concrete comeback?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/s...terpiece.html?
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^ Nice one!
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #34
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Habitat turns 50, concrete comeback?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/s...terpiece.html?
I might get the opportunity to meet Moshe Safdie. He sounds like a cool guy and I love the Peabody Essex museum design...
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:49 PM   #35
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Now I know where beton brut, the phrase, comes from
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:24 AM   #36
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Definitely not a big fan of Brutalism (I hate the State Service Center monstrosity) but I found this article in the Washington Post quite interesting. City Hall is mentioned in the article as well as UMass Dartmouth.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...mepage%2Fstory
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:27 PM   #38
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Brutalism is the worst thing that ever happened to the world besides War, Karl Marx, communism, socialism, and endless open borders.
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:47 PM   #39
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Has anything ever been written (books, etc.) on the effect of world/cultural events on architectural trends? I can see a connection between the incredible brutalism of WW II and architectural Brutalism. Also between the "Me Decade" of the 1980's and the over-the-top 80's architecture. A lot of influences and connections there.
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I believe Paul Goldberger touches on those concepts in his Why Architecture Matters.
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