Brutal architecture


The brutalist architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from 1950s to mid 1970s descending from the modernist architectral movement of early 20th century. The term originates from the French word “raw” in the term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material beton brut. British architectural critic Reyner Bangam adapted the term into “brutalism” to identify the emerging style.
So, if this is the definition of brutalist architecture and if I compare the comunism times reminiscent block of flats constructions made out of raw concerete levels, then I don’t get it why they are mocked about and derogatively talked about when brutalism is saluted into western architecture culture. Is it only because a comunism country had been independent and autarchic. And now, because of the political circumstances led ex-comunism countries to have adhered to EU, actually the population is the one who sold its soul and possessions to the devil for getting in exchange modern slavery. I really don’t understand how the same reality and concept is appreciated in one geographical point and pejoratively conotation given in another part. Is it a marketing issue, I guess, isn’t it? In one part is considered modern whilst in another is considered sad or poor…I guess only the money would transform the ordinary into extraordinary and ugliness into beauty or a campaign led to undermine the traditional values and to promote the anti-values.

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