• Grilo Maria, 2 years ago

    I have to disagree with you on the brutalist architecture point - "dystopian prison" is not at all the sentiment I get from these buildings. If you're interested in architecture, here's a great example of what I mean https://vimeo.com/107468714

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    • Jimmy HookerJimmy Hooker, 2 years ago

      I like your example, but I think it's an exception to the rule.

      A lot of the romanticization of brutalism happens when you really accentuate the angles, lighting, etc of a building. Brutalism has a lot to do with space, simple lines, an almost austereness in its pragmatism and lack of ornamentation. If you look for beauty, you can find it.

      I can't speak for everyone, but my immediate feelings upon seeing brutalist architecture are generally harshness and alienation. It doesn't feel like it is for people. It almost challenges you, saying "fuck you, I dare you to see the good in this".

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      • Account deleted 2 years ago

        I agree with this. Whatever the building opposite Aldgate east station in London is, is one of the most depressing things to look at at the start of the day.

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