Forget what you know about concrete buildings being cold and harsh areas of space that are completely out of style. According to The Guardian concrete buildings also known as Brutalist buildings are coming back as popular commercial building options.
Brutalist architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. From brutalism’s beginning it has always been about the creative shapes and ways concrete could take form in a construction project, rather than the harsh texture it is known for.
This 60 year old style is back because they are solid and dependable while being creative and fun. As we see with the 60 year old buildings that are still standing tall strong as ever.
When they were built, these were symbols of power, nowadays, brutalism is championed by outsiders and knocked down by bureaucrats lacking taste. But all hope is not lost. The number of brutalist maps, models, posters and cushions emerging suggests that brutalist buildings could have a future as tourist attractions. The word is spreading, celebs and big developers are paying to get this style of building whether for their homes or their newest commercial building project.
Brutalist buildings are no long just movie dystopias, they are works of art that are finally being rediscovered.