Brutalism style in architecture (part1)

Brutalism style

Brutalism style in architecture (part1)

Features and designers of this style of architecture

Brutalism is a style of architecture. In this style, architects build buildings with natural concrete. This concrete must be out of cladding. In addition, it should not have other valuable elements. In other words, they use naked and without decoration elements. In 1954, France and England used this term to describe this practice.

The term brutalism

English architects Alison and Peter Smithson-Bertie first coined the term in 1953. Its roots are in the French word concrete brute. It means raw cement. Le Corbusier used this term to describe a particular method of using cement. The method by which he built many of his buildings after World War II. Reyner Banham is an architectural critic. In his book’s title, he coined the term: Modern Brutalism Architecture: Ethics or Aesthetics? He used this term in 1966. It became very popular. The book’s theme was to show some of the architectural views that have recently become popular in Europe.

Brutalism architectural style and the general style of urban architecture, which we know as New Brutalism architecture, may be famous as two different movements. However, we can use these terms interchangeably. The neo-Brutalism architecture of the English members of the Group of 10, Allison and Peter Smithson, is more concerned with the CIA’s general change (in architecture and urbanism) than with concrete. Reyner Banham makes this difference in his book’s title: Modern Naked Architecture: Ethics or Aesthetics? The book’s subject was to describe some of the architectural perspectives that had recently become popular in Europe.

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