An architectural style of the mid-20th century characterized by massive or monolithic forms, usually of poured concrete and unrelieved by exterior decoration.
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.
Origin of brutalism
- Coined in 1954 by the English architects Alison and Peter Smithson, after Le Corbusier's bÃ©ton brut (French, raw concrete).
- brutal +"Ž -ism