Brutalism is back. Vilified for decades as the stepchild of modernism, brutalist architecture is now enjoying a comeback as the latest discovery among digital trendsetters: uncompromising and incredibly daring, the colossal structures of the 1960s and 1970s both stand as testament to the postwar years and inspire contemporary architectural language.
Massive, Expressive, Sculptural – Brutalism Now and Then offers a sophisticated comparison of historical and contemporary brutalist buildings. Similarities as well as differences are explored and analyzed over 300 pages using a series of impressive architectural projects. Large-scale sculptural forms, coarsely finished materials and floor plans that defy convention merge with contemporary design to generate enthralling new creations. Bunker-like bungalows reveal classy interiors, vast religious buildings disclose innovative perspectives and gigantic concrete structures surprise with delicate, artistic elements.
Specs: 19.6 x 3.6 x 28 cm, 304 pp
Format: full colour, hardcover