Loved by some, hated by many, no style of architecture has been more controversial than Brutalism.
You always know a brutalist building when you see one. Often characterized by angular geometric shapes made of heavy concrete, they’re not conventionally beautiful but are undeniably striking. Much maligned in recent years and frequently threatened with demolition, there’s now a newfound appreciation for a style of architecture that went out of fashion over forty years ago. As cities around the world continue to fill their urban areas with soulless glass towers, is it time to rethink our attitude to some of the most imposing yet remarkable structures ever built? From California to India via Paris, here are some of the world’s finest (and craziest) examples of a syle many love to hate.
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