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A Brutal End For Brutalism?

Brutalism Building

Hubert H. Humphrey Building, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D. C. Image Source: Wikipedia

It seems there hasn’t been a more reviled architectural style in the past century than Brutalism.

Thirty years back, when Prince Charles of Wales – Brutalist enemy number one – paid a visit to the Birmingham Library, he purportedly likened it to a place where books are burned rather than put on loan. In 1987, in his Mansion House speech, Charles said that he valued post-war architecture less than the rubble left in the aftermath of Luftwaffe air raids.

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Life Inside A Tiny Parisian Apartment

What would you be willing to put up with in order to live in Paris? Maybe several flights of stairs and a living space about the size of a large closet? If that’s the case, then this diminutive domicile is just for you. With an area of only 86 square feet, this is without a doubt one of the tiniest homes in Paris. And yet, it’s entirely functional. Which is to say, its size scarcity won’t lead you to the brink of insanity and then push you over the edge.

Take a tour of the petite abode with Kitoko Studio, the masterminds behind the apartment’s functionality-minded renovation, and see if this sort of lifestyle is for you.

Robert Bruno’s Home With A Snout

For most of us, a 23-year project sounds more like a punishment than it does an opportunity to explore your creativity. And yet for architect Robert Bruno, that’s exactly what his steel house is. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the former sculptor began making his home in 1973, adding layers bit by bit for nearly two and a half decades.

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A Constellation Of Temples Composes Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan Myanmar

Smack in the middle of Myanmar is Bagan, an ancient city composed primarily of Buddhist temples. From the ninth through the 13th centuries, Bagan served as the cultural and economic capital of the Pagan Empire, with a constellation of over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries being constructed within that time period.

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