Exposed concrete structures and harsh, repetitive shapes are just some of the characteristics of brutalism. This 1950s architectural movement never quite took over the world but today people are more kindly disposed towards it. While its name might not sound inviting, its appearance is, well, brutal – but in the best way. Here are ten reasons why.
In the less tourist-friendly 19th arrondissement of Paris, just half an hour’s walk from the Sacré-Coeur, this set of buildings is known for having a striking silhouette, which is created by its geometric shapes and distinctive windows.
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