Originally posted on travellarge:
In Summer 1963, a massive earthquake struck the ancient city of Skopje. Skopje is in the Republic of Macedonia/FYROM and has been in the news because of demonstrations in May 2015 against Prime Minister Gruevski and his government. These demonstrations have been dramatic but peaceful. The 1963 earthquake was anything but peaceful. It lasted less than a minute but killed well… Continue reading Skopje Central Post Office
Free exhibition in London’s Brutalist Barbican Centre through November 29th, 2015. Continue reading The Barbican Exhibition: Building a Landmark
Originally posted on Helspotting:
Bunkkeri, the concrete giant of Jätkäsaari, was built in 1972 for harbor storage purposes. It’s the size of a football field, a massive construction from the inside and outside. It was out-dated from the start and was never fully used in the following decades. Since the harbor functions moved to Vuosaari in 2008, Bunkkeri is now waiting for new life in the form of possibly… Continue reading Raw concrete at Bunkkeri, Jätkäsaari
Originally posted on Walks in Washington:
While walking around D.C., the city’s varying architecture has stood out for me. Down one block, one might be greeted with shining examples of Neoclassical Architecture with Roman columns and a white façade (for example, the Jefferson Memorial). The next street might contain more modern office buildings, with glass and steel, perhaps still being built. More striking for me… Continue reading Brutalist Architecture in D.C.
Originally posted on Sometimes-Interesting.com:
St. Peter’s Seminary is an abandoned Roman Catholic education facility near Cardross, Scotland. Built near the banks of the Clyde River and located just a half-hour outside of Glasgow, it was intended to be Scotland’s National Seminary. The radical shape was penned by a now-legendary Scottish design firm, and paid homage to one of architecture’s greats.
While the building won multiple design awards, it failed to reverberate within the ranks of the church in transition. The architecture was striking, but so was the building maintenance. Combined with escalating operating costs and a decline in enrollment, St. Peter’s closed just fourteen years after opening – and it has been abandoned ever since.
/ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm/ (noun) 1) an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and unconcealed service pipes. 2) the aesthetic use of basic building processes with little apparent concern for visual amenity. Continue reading Brutalism