brutalism (213)

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    Brutalism is Echoing in Contemporary Furnishings

    … chaos of hyper-digital-virtual culture.” HALF TABLE LAMP “I was inspired by the 3D modeling process, having removed all traces of color and embellishment. I liked that by removing the noise, it better emphasized my signature sculptural forms, and materiality.” –Jialun Xiong Would you like to comment on this article? Send your thoughts …

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    Wearable Brutalism: A Collection of Brutal Shoes

    … the buildings that were inspiring me were court buildings, police stations, and federal buildings. I decided to make a traditional court shoe, my way! The toes are steel cages, like jails for the feet, and the heels are solid oak, like the judge’s gavel. The strap is more like a home detention shackle …

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    This Hotel in Brisbane Blends Brutalism and Tropical Splendor

    … top-tier travel publications. It’s also proved the elusive enticement that Sydney and Melbourne sophisticates needed to justify a jaunt to Brisbane—after all, if there’s one thing those cities lack, it’s year-round beautiful weather. And therein Brisbane has perhaps finally hit on the secret to its success: being itself …

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    A Kinder, Gentler Brutalism

    … master bedroom a series of grand sliding doors floats on hidden hardware, but what’s magical is the view behind them, which overlooks a wooded ravine and the double-height volume of the living room below. It’s the simple luxury of good space in harmony with the landscape. And Hanson is pleased that …

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    This Zurich Residential Development Is a Brutalism Enthusiast's Dream

    … them,” he recalls. Honey-hued wood accents in the interiors, such as sliding pine doors, are a gentle counterpoint to the all-over concrete. Further maximizing space, the kitchens feature freestanding compact pine and brushed-steel counters and cabinets. “You don’t have an inbuilt kitchen with an integrated cooker or integrated oven, but …

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    Concrete Furniture, Brutalism's New Frontier?

    … outdoor settings.” The individual elements in Strata can be recombined in a number of ways. The benches can be placed either end-to-end or at 90-degree angles, and the tables can be grouped together to create intimate spots for reflection or bustling conversation areas. “As opposed to being absolutely prescriptive,” says Sorel …

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    How Dune and Poor Things Rely on Architecture History

    … fiction shows us that sci-fi isn’t just a genre, it’s a practice—a tool for rethinking our surroundings, from how we live with artificial intelligence to how we reflect on the catastrophic implications of climate change. Just as the dominant narrative of science fiction is to show us what it means …

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    An Icon of Brutalist Architecture Gets a Second Life as a Hotel

    … that we can find a more sustainable way to live with the infrastructure previous generations built. Whether it's running electric cars along the highways, putting up solar panels in the parking lots, sealing building envelopes more tightly, or simply finding a new use for an old building. You may also enjoy “In Omaha …

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    Hacker Architects Brings a Brutalist Public Library into the 21st Century

    … heavy Brutalist structures. “There’s so much embodied energy, and tearing them down is not what to do,” she says. “We need to make them more loved.” Here, they succeeded—to the point where the private Salem Library Foundation poured an extra $620,000 into the project, for five design enhancements suggested by the …

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    "High-Rise" Imagines a Dystopia in the Sky, Bloodied Concrete and All

    … aspiring and established cities alike, even as they symbolize growing inequality among the citizens thereof. But can we really point to the needle tower itself or even to the architect who imagines it? The cultural and systemic conditions that privilege personal gain over use or need, that enable “poor doors” and precarious futures—isn …