Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture

Most buildings that are Brutalist in style were made in the 70’s. This grey, raw concrete effect is not for everyone’s tastes, but I believe there are some amazing buildings to see that capture the style in a beautiful way…

 


Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture


 

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Geisel Library

10 – California, USA
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisel_Library

The shine off all the windows looks amazing against the cold browns and greys of the exposed concrete.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Ryugyong Hotel

9 – Pyongyang, North Korea
uk.pinterest.com/theworldstop10

This amazing hotel with over 3,000 rooms was never finished, but it would have been amazing with all the glass going against the raw concrete.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Gottfried Böhm’s Mariendom

8 – Neviges, Germany
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/13/jonathan-meades-brutalism-a-z

It’s hard to know what part of the building you are looking at here! But I would imagine it all looks pretty much the same all the way around.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Sainte Bernadette Church

7 – Nevers, France
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/13/jonathan-meades-brutalism-a-z

I can only hope that the worship that goes on inside is more joyful than the building.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex

6 – Caracas, Venezuela
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_Carre%C3%B1o_Cultural_Complex

The Teresa Carreño Theater hosts concerts, opera, ballet and plays that are all probably much more colourful and happier looking than the building that hosts them.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
CBE Building

5 – Calgary, Canada
www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1163565&page=17

As you have worked out by now these types of buildings are located all over the world. Mostly used on governmental buildings.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Space House

4 – London, UK
uk.pinterest.com/theworldstop10

At 16 stories high the Space House is a cylindrical building that might look cold on the outside but is full of warm, family homes on the inside.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Hubert H. Humphrey Building

3 – Washington, USA
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture

Brutalism is all about a buildings ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy. Ye! That perfect sums up this place.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
The Research Institute for Experimental Medicine

2 – Berlin, Germany
www.findingberlin.com/berlins-brutalist-architecture

It might look like a warship, but this building is a medicine research lab. It definitely fits in with the fortress-like style.

Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture
Monument to the Revolution of the people of Moslavina

1 – Podgarić, Berek
visualmelt.com/Spomenik-Monument

This one and many other Brutalist structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place. They embody everything brutalist architecture is about and while their reason for being is a sad one they are also beautiful in a defiant way.

One thought on “Top 10 Best Examples of Brutalist Architecture”

  1. They are so boldly ugly and in your face that I can’t help but quite like some of them. No apologies there.

Which one did you like?