FCSarch 42 Brutalism

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FCSarch 42 Brutalism

  1. 1. City Hall , Boston The Brutalist style conjures of harsh images, but the word derives from the French beton brut, or rough concrete.  Nonetheless, it is well-named.  (1950 through the mid-1980s) <ul><li>Raw and exposed materials emphasizing stark forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Weighty textured surfaces and massiveness, created mainly by large areas of patterned concrete. </li></ul><ul><li>Windows consist of tiny openings </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of voids and solids giving walls an egg-crate appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical systems are left exposed on the interior of the bare structure </li></ul>Brutalism
  2. 2. Convent of La Tourette, (1958 )
  3. 3. Yale’s School of Art and Architecture New Haven, CT 1958 Paul Rudolph
  4. 4. School of Art and Architecture, Yale (1958-63) Paul Rudolph <ul><li>Inspired both by Wright's Larkin Building and Le Corbusier's La Tourette, this sculptural building has been criticized for &quot;style at the expense of content.” The asymmetrical building, on an asymmetrical site (a corner), dominates the setting with its bold towers, housing mechanical services, and huge slabs bridging the towers. The building has also been criticized for its lack of functionality and &quot;mysterious&quot; plan--39 different levels on seven stories. </li></ul>
  5. 5. detail
  6. 6. Concrete detail
  7. 7. entrance
  8. 8. entrance
  9. 9. plan
  10. 10. interior
  11. 11. section
  12. 12. Boston Public Library
  13. 13. Christian Science World Headquarters, tower Brutalism I.M.Pei 1968
  14. 14. Boston
  15. 15. Boston
  16. 16. NYC
  17. 17. Wilmington
  18. 18. Kingsbury Apartments Trenton, NJ
  19. 19. Building at Drexel University
  20. 20. Kline Biology Tower at Yale, Phillip Johnson 1964
  21. 21. Shalcross

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