Who Wants a Brutal Life?

David Plick — 

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

2 responses to Who Wants a Brutal Life?

  1. Nevertheless, in order to get most of your life, you need to get to the root of the matter and cut everything that is not worthy out of your life, and to be focused on what’s actually important….

  2. Very nice architectural designs.

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