Definition of brutalist in English:


noun & adjective

  • See brutalism

    • ‘In this derelict part of Glasgow lie empty warehouses only a stone's throw from trendy clubs and the brutalist architecture of Strathclyde University.’
    • ‘The last time architects took such ‘risks’ in Boston, during the urban renewal era of the early 1960s, the results included the brutalist City Hall - voted regularly by Bostonians as the most hated building in their city.’
    • ‘He agrees that, aside from their occasional beauty, there is also a compelling, authoritarian power in these brutalist buildings.’
    • ‘Inside, brutalist walls made of concrete terrazzo effectively highlight the intricate craftsmanship of works ranging from 18 th-century needlework to 19 th-century hand-painted hatboxes.’
    • ‘The Magnum centre, an hour southwest of Glasgow and incongruously placed between a sprawling industrial estate and the angry grey sea, is a classic of Scotland's new-town brutalist school of architecture.’