Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 10 | Brutalism

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Hello, all.

We hope you’re continuing to stay safe and healthy as our city and state begins to reopen.

We’re dedicating this week’s feature to Brutalism, a variant of Modernism, and a style that tends to evoke either a feeling of love or a feeling of hate. Either way, this style, taking its name from the French term béton brut – raw concrete – is an important part of architectural history. We hope you enjoy learning more about this oft misunderstood approach to architecture.

Warm regards,
DAF Team

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Feature: Brutalism – Resources from the world wide web

“Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light: light and shade reveal these forms.” – Le Corbusier




  • Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism by Barnabas Calder
  • Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World by Christopher Beanland
  • The Architecture of Paul Rudolph by Timothy M. Rohan
  • Sacred Concrete: The Churches of Le Corbusier by Flora Samuel and Inge Linder-Gaillard
  • Read all of Dezeen‘s articles on Brutalism

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Community Resources

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