[alsob-] a style of architecture that originated in England in the 1950s, characterized by stark, massive forms having repetitive angular features and by coarsely textured exposed concrete
An architectural style of the mid-20th century characterized by massive or monolithic forms, usually of poured concrete and unrelieved by exterior decoration.
(countable and uncountable, plural brutalisms)
- Brutal, violent behaviour; savagery.
brutal +"Ž -ism
Coined in 1954 by the English architects Alison and Peter Smithson, after Le Corbusier's bÃ©ton brut (French, raw concrete).