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After the Second World War, Great Britain launched its post-war social reconstruction as an extensive government programme whose construction included building new schools and new towns. The programme accommodated population ranging from 20,, Under the leadership of C. It was in the s that the construction of the Swedish Welfare State positively led to the social and cultural changes. The style also garnered wide acceptance through the influence of The Architectural Review editors, J.

Richards and Nikolaus Pevsner, who opted for a less rigorous approach to the creation of the built form by the early s. But it was in England rather than Sweden the radical reaction that it denotes first arose by Peter and Alison Smithson who, as the initial proponents of the movement, adopted the term in their practice to denote an ethos of uncompromising honesty in architectural forms and materiality.

The building emphasised ruthless adherence to the expressive articulation of mechanical and structural elements. The contractor should aim at a high standard of basic construction, as in a small warehouse. Here the vernacular was being consciously embraced for its material articulation, for its capacity to enrich the abstract and reductive nature of the Purist style.

Juxtaposition of contrasting materials became not only an expressive bricolage palette but also as a means of building.

Each two-storey apartment cellular unit extending through the width of the building forms independent megaron, suspended within the concrete frame equipped with sun-baffle balconies and canopies as brise-soleil. An agglomeration of private dwellings share other public domains that include a shopping arcade, a hotel and a roofdeck, a running track, a paddling pool, a kindergarten and a gymnasium. Le Corbusier headed the masterplan design of Chandigarh, the new administrative capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab, in Its signature corduroy bush-hammered concrete finish on the muscular facade disguises light filled interior in this seven-storey building consisting of over 30 floor levels.

Distinct ethical and conceptual discourses may assume cultural influences in each place that is manifested in their constructive and technological aspects. Furthermore, I. Even if it were true that the Brutalists speak only to one another, the fact that they have stopped speaking to Mansart, to Palladio and to Alberti would make The New Brutalism, even in its more private sense, a major contribution to the architecture of today.

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In , bombers in the Bangladesh Liberation War are said to have mistaken it for a historic ruin, sparing it from destruction. We do want to shove your face in cement. For a world still climbing gingerly out of the ruins of World War II, in need of plain dealing and powerful messages, this brand of architectural honesty was refreshing. Planning budgets were slashed, and the Brutalists lost their backers.


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