Concrete jungle: why brutalist architecture is back in style

From Washington DC to London, concrete edifices aren’t to everyone’s taste, but they’re here to stay – and people have learned to love these sights

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  1. Peter VE says:

    The Parthenon has lasted because it is a compression dome, and because a domed space can accommodate many different religions. All the current brutalist architecture is reinforced concrete, and will succumb to water. It’s very hard to remove a reinforced concrete wall to change the use of a space, so the buildings are locked into the plan they started with. A lot of those buildings were built to the car oriented ideas of the ’60-’70s, so they do not tie into traditional or current ideas of urban design.

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