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National TheatreThe title of this architectural style certainly captures my experience of its implementation.  

Why would architects want to impose brutalism on their users?   I’ve not quite grapsed the subtlety here.   Maybe there isn’t any subtlety.   Any public building that requires it’s users undertake a training course in order to understand it is a public building that has failed on at least one experience level.

The Royal National Theatre on London’s south bank is a Grade II listed building,   a brutalist building.  I do not appreciate Brutalist buildings.   It reminds me of Portsmouth’s now defunct Tricorn Centre.

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2 bits of lovely banter on “brutalism”

  1. Scarlet writes:

    Ugly… crikey, I have a grade II listed tephone box down the road…



  2. Kevin writes:

    brutalism was always imposed by architects who didn’t have to live near it
    A sure sign of a well-designed building that will stand the test of time is the lack of a Concrete Society Building of the Year plaque.



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