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Old 06-03-2017, 11:05 AM   #61
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

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The Fed Reserve Bank Building is a pretty good example of Brutalism.
Not Brutalist. Brutalism orginates from the term beton brut which is all about raw exposed concrete.

Fed Reserve just seems like some kind of modernism. It's one of my favorite buildings though.
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Old 06-03-2017, 04:46 PM   #62
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

The Fed Reserve is most definitely beholden to the observer.

i'm comfortable calling it Modernism and just as comfortable calling it Brutalist. An

When you're standing on the Ft Point Channel side of South Station with a good view of it just after twilight, it absolutely screams 'Brutalist Boston.'

But, there are other angles, where the tower better expresses elements of both.
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Old 06-03-2017, 11:18 PM   #63
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The Fed Reserve is most definitely beholden to the observer.

i'm comfortable calling it Modernism and just as comfortable calling it Brutalist. An

When you're standing on the Ft Point Channel side of South Station with a good view of it just after twilight, it absolutely screams 'Brutalist Boston.'

But, there are other angles, where the tower better expresses elements of both.


Beholden means "indebted". You're misusing it.

Brutalism, as meddlepal already pointed out, refers to raw concrete.

Words have meanings and definitions. Learn them. You don't get to misuse terms because you're "comfortable with" it.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:09 AM   #64
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:56 PM   #65
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

Another example of a well-executed Brutalism rehab, potential inspiration for some of our aging gray elephants...

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/07/11/br...house-tinucci/
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:53 AM   #66
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

I like that transformation, but the aged grey concrete is still an eyesore.

Painting the concrete, each floor a different complimentary color, would look good. It would of course become an ongoing maintenence cost, but worth it. If built new I would go with intergral coloring of the concrete rather than paint; still, color applid to this particular concrete structure would update it nicely in my opinion.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:50 AM   #67
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I don't mind the concrete in between the windows-when it has something to break it up. but when you have a sheer concrete facade it is an eyesore.
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