Archives For brutalism

SO Architecture in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Filippo Poli

At the pinkcomma art gallery in Boston is the exhibition Brutal Destruction, a collection of photos of brutalist architecture in the process of being demolished. The exhibit, which is an examination of how people lack the patience to allow a new art form to develop, and instead, destroy the art, reminded me of people’s eerie response to brutalism. This architectural form has an uncanny ability to elicit feelings, to make people uncomfortable, afraid—feelings that are probably more applicable to going to a museum or an opera house. And it also made me wonder if there were brutalist homes. And if there are, who would live in them?

 

Leakey, Texas

 

The Barbican Estate in London, by Chamberlin, Powell & Bon

 

“Solis” by Renato D’Ettorre, in Queensland, Australia

By: David Plick