Brutalism, or Brutalist Architecture has never been my favorite. No matter how hard I try, it still conjures up Soviet Era square-ish blocks. That said, there is a movement afoot to link Brutalism with Minimalism and Industrial design elements. So why not think in terms of Brutalist Design Using Stone, instead of the ubiquitous concrete visual. Here we go!
Our friends at MyDomaine.com give us some historical context: “Popular in the 1960s and 1970s, Brutalism originated post–World War II when the design of low-cost housing and government buildings was composed of mainly raw, unrefined materials. The architects and builders sought to project a sense of strength through their fortress-like designs.” Yikes! Take a peek below.
Now, Elisabetta Rizzato of ItalianBark supplies this bit of information on the Milan-style of New Brutalism: “Perfection is boring as well as clean and polished surfaces. The latest interior finishes are raw and unfinished (or pretending to look like this).”
At the top of this post is our somewhat softened interpretation of the Brutalist style, from the Basalto Stone Collection. The same lighter approach is apparent below from the Cottage Stone Collection.
Well, time to go folks. We hope we have offered a unique stone-styled approach to Brutalism. Thanks for reading.