A selection of especially gravity-defying examples of Brutalist architecture.

From top: Grand Central Water Tower, Midrand, South Africa, (1996); Armstrong Rubber Company Building, New Haven, Connecticut, (1968); São Paulo Museum of Art,  Brazil, (1968); Praxis Home, Mexico City (1970); Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, Austria, (2010) and De Rotterdam, Rotterdam, ( 2013).

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6 thoughts on “Too Brutal?

    1. Holden MaGroin

      Maybe if they had maintained them. But I think buildings like that start to look rundown very easily. Says I.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        agree completely – but they just needed to be cleaned once in a while

        not sure if it was brutalist but canada house on earlsfort terrace (?) was a really nice building. demolishing that was a crime.

  1. Friscondo

    I love this! Great twitter account’s for this sort of stuff are @sovietvisuals and @BrutalHouse. You’re welcome.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Will take a look, thanks! I’m 100% ignorant about brutalism: I just like looking at them.

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