Luxury Living Room, Sala de Lujo, Torre Ana Sofia I, Los Cacicazgos/ Santo Domingo.
💠Área: 258 mts2 💭Habitaciones: 3 🚽Baños: 4.5 🚗Paqueos: 3 📍Santo Domingo
💲US 235,000 ,000
Brutalist architecture flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. The term originates from the French word for "raw", as Le Corbusier described his choice of material béton brut, meaning raw concrete in French. Architects Alison and Peter Smithson are believed to have coined the term "Brutalism" in the 1950s and it became more widely used after British architectural critic Reyner Banham titled his 1966 book, The New Brutalism, using the term "Brutalism" to identify the style.
Brutalism became popular with governmental and institutional clients, with numerous examples in English-speaking countries (the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia), Western Europe (France, Germany, Italy), the Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc (Slovakia, Bulgaria), and places as disparate as Japan, India, Brazil, the Philippines, and Israel. Examples are typically massive in character (even when not large), fortress-like, with a predominance of exposed concrete construction, or in the case of the "brick brutalists", ruggedly combine detailed brickwork and concrete. There is often an emphasis on graphically expressing in the external elevations and in the whole-site architectural plan the main functions and people-flows of the buildings. Brutalism became popular for educational buildings (especially university buildings), but was relatively rare for corporate projects, which largely preferred International Style. Brutalism became favoured for many government projects, tower blocks (high-rise housing), and shopping centres.
In one critical appraisal by Banham, Brutalism was posited not as a style, but as the expression of an atmosphere among architects of moral seriousness. "Brutalism" as a term was not always consistently used by critics; architects usually avoided using it altogether. More recently, "brutalism" has become used in popular discourse to refer to buildings of the late twentieth century that are large or unpopular as a synonym for "brutal". #brutalism#modernism#tower#governmentprojects#architectureporn#reynerbanham#brutal#innovativearchitecture
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Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy, 125-139 d.C
Adalberto Libera, Cattedrale di Cristo Re, La Spezia, Italy, 1956-1975
The renovation of this single fronted Edwardian terrace house delivered a modern design with light filled spaces from strategically placed skylights. It is located in Brunswick, Australia and is the work of Chan Architecture @chanarchitecture.⠀
Photography credit: Tatjana Plitt @tatjanaplitt.⠀
This tiny home for two makes a big statement with its appealing colors and clean lines. A stellar example of studio living for the minimalist-minded, the interior squeezes in an efficiency kitchen with fridge, cooktop, and microwave, while outside, a sunny yellow door, industrial-style awning, and raised porch are just perfect for sunbathing on balmy Austin afternoons.⠀
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