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Late Brutalism

- little ukraine - Sunday, May 13th, 2007 : goo

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the forrestal building, headquarters of the u.s. department of energy, independence avenue, washington, dc

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SA: 13th May 2009 - 19:47 GMT

That's not really "brutalist." It's a little too uniform and symmetrical for Brutalism.
It may be an offshoot, mixed with some Corbusian International, judging by the pilotis alone.

Sarah : 13th May 2009 - 20:09 GMT

I disagree. The structure pictured above is a most true example of 'béton brut' and a textbook example of 'brutalist architecture', all things considered. It is strikingly similar to the Alton West Estates in London, which is widely considered to be a fine general example of the form as seen here -- www.sarahjduncan.com/brutalism.html

Hobie: 13th May 2009 - 20:56 GMT

In this thread: We debate the relative, albeit obscure and nerdy, merits of different types of architecture that nobody likes anyway o_0

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