They are hideous examples of concrete brutalism , dilapidated and badly-run and best demolished.
the long, low, concrete-faced buildings were remarkable solely for their brutalism
Its architecture was very much of its time; it was not seductive or inviting, but its brutalism was not so fierce as to prevent it becoming an object of local affection.
Various departments inhabit a ramshackle collection of buildings up and down Holloway Road, ranging through arts and crafts, neo-Georgian, brutalism and postmodernist junk.
There's a hard-edged brutalism in its new and rebuilt architecture, design and style; it's a city of the young - vibrant and raw.
This bleak worldview was reflected in art, such as the Vienna Secessionists, divorced from tradition, and in the Bauhaus architecture ‘starting from zero’ which begot brutalism .
exchanging one kind of social and economic brutalism for another is not what they had in mind
He agrees that, aside from their occasional beauty, there is also a compelling, authoritarian power in these brutalist buildings.
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.
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.