All posts tagged “brutalism

comments 2

Equatorial Brutalism

Generally speaking, architects are the only people I know who like Brutalist architecture. In fact, architect, professor and author Witold Rybczynski once proposed the following litmus test to determine whether a building is indeed an example of Brutalism: “If people don’t hate it, it can’t… Read More

comment 0

Thom’s Trent

This afternoon I walked Trent University’s campus with my father on our way back from the cottage. It is embarrassing that it has taken this long. Trent University straddles the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario. It admitted its first students in 1964 and by the… Read More

comment 0

So is this Brutalism or not?

The Spaces just featured 21 Scott Street in Bronte (a suburb of Sydney) as its property of the week. (The home is currently listed.) Designed by MCK Architects, the home is also called the “Upsilon House” and was supposedly designed for a fashion-industry couple. Two things should… Read More

comment 0

For the love of Brutalism

Brutalism is an architectural movement that most people, other than architecture nerds, hate. Derived from the French words for raw concrete – béton brut – Brutalist architecture is characterized by its use of exposed concrete and its imposing fortress-like qualities. Most people find it too… Read More