Brutalist architecture

Brutalist architecture (also known as Brutalism) is a style of architecture born in the 1950s in the UK. It is often typified by raw concrete constructions and simple, block-like designs. Although the architectural style gained footing in the 1950s during the post-war reconstruction era, Brutalism is considered to be heavily based off of modernist architecture of the early 1920s.

Brutalist buildings often feature minimalist designs that prioritize the structural elements and raw building materials over decorative allure. Classic examples of brutalist architecture include the Boston City Hall in Massachusetts, the Royal National Theatre in London, and the Hayward Gallery on the South Bank in London.

Abidjan’s La Pyramide by Rinaldo Olivieri – Iconic & neglected

La Pyramide is a high-rise building, one of the most recognized, located in Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan. The 15-story high rise was designed by architect Rinaldo Olivieri and was constructed for five years between 1968 and 1973. The building was created in the shape of a pyramid, hence the name La Pyramide. When …

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João Filgueiras Lima’s Bahía exhibition center – A brutalist classic

As far as Brutalist architecture goes, the Centro de Exposições da Bahía Building, more commonly known as the Exhibition Center of the Administrative Center of Bahía, is a perfect example. Designed in 1974 by Brazilian architect João Filgueiras Lima, more frequently known as Lelé, this amphitheater was designed to accommodate at least 50 individuals. …

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