One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
noun & adjective
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In this derelict part of Glasgow lie empty warehouses only a stone's throw from trendy clubs and the brutalist architecture of Strathclyde University.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He agrees that, aside from their occasional beauty, there is also a compelling, authoritarian power in these brutalist buildings.’
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