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Architecture for the Week

Bosko

Crusader in exile
I'm guessing it's one of those places where people live and grow their own food? Looks like they have several greenhouses. Or maybe it's someones summer vacation home. Is that red circle a helicopter pad? I'm not sure what it is.
NOP! It’s a house in Florida for crazy people who wanted to live on water. Only two people by the way
 

Knower of nothing

Well-Known Member
I see brutalism continues to be consistently underrated. It's been my favorite style since I discovered it, knocking the gothic attitude of jagged excess of its throne. Here's a single building from a few angles. I hope I can make at least someone recognize the intentional compositional beauty these buildings pull off with such minimalist color and texture. It's almost all done with shape language. Seems they had even more dramatic plans for this one but ended up toning it down because of the building's actual function. A tower was cancelled. Oh well, the great tragedy of architecture has always been that it's so tied to the real world.
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Bosko

Crusader in exile
I see brutalism continues to be consistently underrated. It's been my favorite style since I discovered it, knocking the gothic attitude of jagged excess of its throne. Here's a single building from a few angles. I hope I can make at least someone recognize the intentional compositional beauty these buildings pull off with such minimalist color and texture. It's almost all done with shape language. Seems they had even more dramatic plans for this one but ended up toning it down because of the building's actual function. A tower was cancelled. Oh well, the great tragedy of architecture has always been that it's so tied to the real world.
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I’m sorry but it’s just not appealing to the eye to look at
 

Rodafina

Hopefully Human
V.I.P Member
I see brutalism continues to be consistently underrated. It's been my favorite style since I discovered it, knocking the gothic attitude of jagged excess of its throne. Here's a single building from a few angles. I hope I can make at least someone recognize the intentional compositional beauty these buildings pull off with such minimalist color and texture. It's almost all done with shape language. Seems they had even more dramatic plans for this one but ended up toning it down because of the building's actual function. A tower was cancelled. Oh well, the great tragedy of architecture has always been that it's so tied to the real world.
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All right, you got me. There is definitely a beauty to it, and I always value someone pointing out a missed chance for appreciating something that is beautiful. I definitely see what you’re talking about, and I agree brutalism (in my head) has always been associated with bad. Perhaps, no more.
 

Knower of nothing

Well-Known Member
Uncanny is a great element to some brutalist work for sure! Part of the design airs this sense of alien purpose. Bits we don't quite know why they're there. Look at the stairs for example, spiraling and then echoing its spiraling or clumsily drooping out in a way that almost stops suggesting it was made for ergonomic use. Yet without going into full fluid architecture like other modern works, it still retains a vastness through contrast with all the other forms:
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Or maybe the odd waves of wall jutting out, perhaps mimicking the rows of seats:
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Bosko

Crusader in exile
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This is the Parshvanatha Temple in Khajuraho. Although being named for Parshvanatha; it’s actually believed to have been originally built as a shrine to Adinatha (Another god) in the 10th century. It still stands as one of three marvelous temples of Khajurano
 

Bosko

Crusader in exile
Uncanny is a great element to some brutalist work for sure! Part of the design airs this sense of alien purpose. Bits we don't quite know why they're there. Look at the stairs for example, spiraling and then echoing its spiraling or clumsily drooping out in a way that almost stops suggesting it was made for ergonomic use. Yet without going into full fluid architecture like other modern works, it still retains a vastness through contrast with all the other forms:
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Or maybe the odd waves of wall jutting out, perhaps mimicking the rows of seats:
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It might just be me, but there’s something so industrial about brutalism it’s no nonsense but still there’s little attempts to make it not just look like a blank slate. It’s well; brutal
 

Forest Cat

Well-Known Member
V.I.P Member
Some real old fashion architecture, this is the Lofotr viking museum at Borg. It's a full-scale reconstruction of the biggest viking longhouse ever found. 83 meters long. It was a chieftains home and judging by the size and splendor of his house, he was a very important guy.

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Rodafina

Hopefully Human
V.I.P Member
I’m sorry for disappearing to the two people who still care about this
Did you count me in that number of people who care? I definitely care, but I also think it’s perfectly fine for people to disappear for a while whenever they want to.
 

Rodafina

Hopefully Human
V.I.P Member
What do you all think of the bizarre? (No offense intended here with that word, just don’t know what style to call these)

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