A new architectural trend that is gaining attention among lay people too. The movement is creating buildings that are not only aesthetically stunning but also blend harmoniously with the environment and actively reduce environmental impact. As an illustration, we’ve brought you the projects of the Czech studio Formafatal from
Since completing his architectural studies, Clemens Gritl has been designing 3D computer models, reflecting and exploring urban utopias of the 20th century. His work focuses on the interaction between space, dimension, scale, monotony, and materiality of urban megastructures and their possible impact on human beings. We asked Clemens about the
Most of us pass by the once vibrant, but now abandoned and dilapidated buildings with a mixture of nostalgia and rue. But not everyone leaves it at that: urbexers (urban explorers) are dedicated to discovering places, often illegally, that still have the charm of the past but are now deserted.
Contrary to popular belief, Brutalist architecture is not closely related to socialism: the style first appeared in England in the 1950s. Still, in socialist countries such as Estonia, it became inseparable from the political system of that time.
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Brutalism was popular in the fifties, sixties, and seventies,
Architecture studio Becker + Becker has converted a 70s brutalist building in Connecticut, designed by Marcel Breuer, into a hotel. We have already written about the plans of developer Bruce Becker, let’s see the result.
The building, which originally served as an office building, sat unused for more than 20
Brutalist concrete monstrosities are some of the most controversial and, at the same time, considered some of the least attractive buildings in architectural history, while more and more people see the beauty and the value in them to be preserved. Both their restoration and demolition are expensive and complicated, so
The architects of CHYBIK + KRISTOF breathed new life into the building of Brno’s Zvonarka Central Bus Terminal, preserving its brutalist structure.
The Zvornaka Central Bus Terminal, built in 1988, is one of the remarkable examples of the Czech Brutalist architectural heritage, but the building has been increasingly deteriorating over
One can hardly find a more divisive architectural trend than brutalism: its enormous masses, clever design, and use of raw materials evoke feelings in everyone. This is not surprising as the purpose of brutalism is to make an impact on people.
The style flourished from the mid-twentieth century until the
With the latest book of Polish design studio Zupagrafika we can surround ourselves with the most fascinating brutalist buildings of the former Polish People’s Republic.
The appreciation of the merits of brutalist architecture truly began in the past decade—the trend keeps getting more and more attention, even though
Architect studio Chybik+Kristof volunteered to design the renovation of Zvonařka Central Bus Terminal in Brno, thus reaffirming their commitment to preserving the Brutalist heritage and satisfying the needs of society.
Located in the center of Brno, Czech Republic, Zvonařka Central Bus Terminal was built between 1984 and 1988 in
Brutalist harmony in a concrete villa nestled in the woods: the residence of this Belgian family looks contemporary and feels as if it had been standing in the middle of the forest forever.
It’s fascinating how timeless the buildings built in the spirit of Brutalism can feel, and the
Wandering around the streets of Budapest without destinations is already a great experience, but you can also take a volume of the 10+1 Budapest book series even for the easiest of walks, as the books are only 50-page-long each, at the same time provide a lot of new information
Owing to the collaboration of London-based Japanese artist MAMIMU and Cult Vision eyewear boutique in London’s Barbican, Brutalist London is presented from a special angle in a new illustration series.
The collaboration between the eyewear store and MAMIMU started before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was postponed. They designed a
The general perception of Brutalist buildings is quite mixed: at times they are
viewed as the abandoned, clunky memorabilia of the Socialist era, but their
merits have also been discovered by many. As a result, the fates they end up
with are quite diverse, too: while some of them are
The raw world of Brutalism has a cult following all over the world. The style
formerly serving as the go-to choice for mass housing projects comes in all
shapes and sizes today – including tropical villas and country houses. We are
saying farewell to summer with a selection of Brutalist summer
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