In architecture, that is. Many think it’s hideous, but I’m a fan. According to Jessica Stewart at My Modern Met …
Known for its use of functional reinforced concrete and steel, modular elements, and utilitarian feel, Brutalist architecture was primarily used for institutional buildings. Imposing and geometric, Brutalist buildings have a graphic quality that is part of what makes them so appealing today. The word Brutalist doesn’t come from the architecture’s fortress-like stature, but from the raw concrete its often made from—béton brut.
Full article here; and over here, you can find 10 icons of Brutalism.
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Our office used to be in the Florida Farm Bureau Building, which I always thought had kind of a brutalist bent to it, though we didn’t make the icon list.
Absolutely. Looks like Farm Bureau moved in around 1970.