Brutalist architecture

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We wanted to achieve the maximum presence of nature in the bathroom area
The main square of the hotel
We wanted to make some areas of the hotel more monumental
Mutis hotel room is a combination of Asian and minimalist direction which includes expressive textures and custom details
The bedroom and bathroom area is separated by a glass partition

Projet • By 279 concept studioHôtels

The Mutis hotel with Japanese aesthetics

The concept hotel "Mutis" located in Indonesia. This project represents our search for combinations of different stylistic directions. We experimented a lot with geometric shapes, materials and furniture. Caption Caption Project concept creation took about 2 months.One of the ideas of this project was to give people the opportunity to feel like a part of nature through location, natural materials, colors, art objects and interaction of plants with interior and architecture.We used artistic plaster in the interior, polished concrete on the floor, custom metal and wood panels on the walls. Caption Caption En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 4 nov. 2021

Brutalist office building in Greece radically transformed by Georges Batzios Architects

Constructed in 1972 in the northern part of Athens, this historic office building was originally designed by Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis and stands as one of the best examples of the brutalist movement in Greece. For many years it served as the home of reinforced concrete company Aget Irkalis before being bought out by the largest concrete company in the world (Larfarge Holcim). The building was vacated in 2010 and was to be demolished in 2017 until a private company, following a closed competition, slated it for a radical reinvention to be undertaken by Georges Batzios Architects.  Giorgos Sfakianakis The architects began the process of reinvention with a deep cleaning of all the building’s surfaces and an analysis... En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 10 juin 2021

Chybik + Kristof Architects preserve Brutalist architectural heritage while advocating for positive social change through their redesign of the Zvonarka Central Bus Terminal

In Brno, Czech Republic, Chybik + Kristof Architects have completed the redesign of Zvonarka Central Bus Terminal. The project saw the architects actively engage in preserving the existing Brutalist structure – a steel supporting frame and concrete roof – and its original identity, preserving and reflecting an important part of the city’s architectural identity. Alex Shoots Buildings Stressing the station’s central role in the city and the region’s sociocultural fabric, the project is further a rethink of a decaying transportation hub and public space, adapting and responding to current social needs. Caption Constructed in 1988, Brno’s Zvonarka Central Bus Terminal has long been considered one... En savoir plus

Projet • By Jeroen de Nijs BNICentres de bien-être

Brutal Salon Bosman, Alkmaar

Brutalist hairsalon Bosman by Jeroen de Nijs bni En savoir plus

Projet • By Peldon RoseBureaux


Creating an international client for lifeTomTom are the leading independent location technology specialist, committed to the vision of creating a safer, cleaner, congestion-free world.   TomTom’s non-stop innovation keeps the world moving forward – freely, efficiently, safely. Their global team create the most innovative location technologies to improve driving today and completely change it tomorrow.   Our relationship with TomTom started in 2010, we were introduced to leading technology giant to work as a framework partner on their global property portfolio and went on to deliver three projects in Euston Tower and Whitfield Street in London.   TomTom were keen to work with a single point of contact and par... En savoir plus

Projet • By Taguá Arquitetura+DesignMaisons privées

Torto House

Torto House is a contemporary project, whose work is prefabricated and sustainable. We wanted to show a brutalist architecture, with natural and apparent materials, without giving up sophistication and comfort.Basically we have the materials: steel, glass, wood, concrete on the floor, exposed ecological brick,drywall and joinery. A clean work in terms of work and materials, without the use of superfluous coverings or props.   The client's desire was for a house built in a steel structure with the use of prefabricated elements, in order to obtain a quick work without wasting materials and with integrated spaces.The site with an area of 360 square meters and a slope of more than 5 meters high guided the development of the project on tw... En savoir plus

Projet • By CarrHôtels

United Places Botanic Gardens

United Places boutique hotel demonstrates an architectural response of intense refinement and precision having created 3 levels of hotel accommodation and two floors of restaurant working to a set of rigorous site constraints.   The tracery of the Botanic Gardens plane trees, and the desire to primarily focus the occupants’ connection to view from within, led to an architectural outcome echoing and enhancing the compelling play of shadow and light across the finely articulated façade.   The references to brutalist architecture are deliberate, reflecting an intent to create a building of obvious permanence juxtaposed with a jewel like quality of refinement in its fine bronze detailing.   Designed as an elega... En savoir plus

Projet • By Specht ArchitectsMaisons privées

The Preston Hollow home

La conception de la maison Preston Hollow Dallas de Specht a été dictée par le désir de gommer les lignes entre l'intérieur et l'extérieur tout en offrant un sentiment d'intimité et d'isolement par rapport à la rue et au quartier environnant, à la demande des propriétaires. Sa conception est influencée par des stratégies communes aux maisons modernes classiques de Dallas des années 50 et 60. La maison a une superficie de 8 826 pieds carrés.   Plus de détails ci-dessous. Casey Dunn Casey Dunn Casey Dunn De lourds murs en béton moulé s'étendent de l'intérieur de la maison jusqu'au paysa... En savoir plus

Projet • By Grupo Diseño & EspaciosMaisons privées

Casa Juárez

The house in its current state was a sample of brutalist architecture. A clear example of this is its facade that presents the walls with its brick apparent, which was a great architectural value and why it was important to try to respect it as much as possible.   The great defect that the house presented was its internal distribution, since it was a mixture of spaces that are visually divided by architectural elements giving a feeling of small areas difficult to take advantage of for an ideal setting, also we had a series of narrow corridors they cared little of the crossing of circulations and that made difficult a good zoning of public and private spaces inside the house.   The design intention was to reuse the beauty of th... En savoir plus

Projet • By Defesche Van den Putte architecture + urbanismBibliothèques

Library renovation, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Le bâtiment de la bibliothèque de l'université Érasme de Rotterdam, construit en 1968, est un exemple d'architecture brutaliste et est un monument municipal. Il a fait l'objet d'une vaste rénovation de son architecture et de ses installations techniques. Ayant atteint la fin de sa durée de vie, le bâtiment devait également être modernisé pour répondre aux modes de travail actuels et futurs. Alors que de plus en plus de livres sont numérisés, les livres imprimés disparaissent dans le fond. Le bâtiment rénové comprendra environ 900 espaces d'étude, 50 espaces de bureau pour le personnel et les collections de la biblioth&eg... En savoir plus

Projet • By VSHD DESIGNCentres de bien-être

Springs Warehouse Gym

VSHD Design continues innovative work with the opening of third Warehouse Gym in Dubai VSHD Design, a Dubai-based interior architecture firm specializing in residential and commercial projects, is proud to unveil its third concept health club in collaboration with the homegrown Dubai brand, Warehouse Gym. The Springs Warehouse Gym, which has been shortlisted for the 2019 Dezeen Awards, emanates a cosmic vibe while also maintaining the underlying brutalist and underground fight-club aesthetic that drives the design concept across the various branches.   “Dubai has become a very competitive market, with everyone striving to introduce projects that really stand out,” notes Rania Hamed, founder of VSHD Design. “Fr... En savoir plus

Projet • By Loop Design StudioRestaurants

Playground Restaurant

Location: Chandigarh, India Architects: Loop Design Studio Lead Architects: Suvrita Bhardwaj, Nikhil Pratap Singh Area: 370 sq. metres Year of construction: 2018 Photography: Purnesh Dev Nikhanj ( Client: Ayush Singla/ WOW Hospitality   The intent behind creating Playground was to break the conventionality of brutalist architecture of Chandigarh. The inside/outside concept was quashed and the restaurant has been treated as a single envelope that flows from one end to another. The expansive single surface has been broken into multiple levels and sections with their own vibe and spatial characteristics. This helps realize the client's vision of 'restaurants within a restaurant' where each section would... En savoir plus

Projet • By Atelier Zébulon PerronBars

Le Boulevardier Restaurant / Le Flâneur Bar Lounge

Avancer vers le passé - L'interprétation contemporaine d'une époque révolue par l'Atelier Zébulon Perron L'Atelier Zébulon Perron, une entreprise de conception d'intérieur qui s'attache à forger des liens entre les gens et les espaces, est fier de dévoiler l'ambiance accueillante du restaurant Le Boulevardier et du bar-salon Le Flâneur, qui comprend la partie restauration d'une importante rénovation de 30 millions de dollars de la propriété phare des Hôtels Germain, l'Hôtel Le Germain, au centre-ville de Montréal. L'ensemble des travaux de l'entreprise comprend environ 8 000 pi2 d'espace symbiotique, sur deux niveaux distincts,... En savoir plus

Projet • By Smart Design StudioBureaux

Town Hall House

Town Hall House is exemplary of Sydney Brutalist architecture. Designed by Ancher, Mortlock and Woolley in 1977, the 23-storey tower was built behind Sydney Town Hall to provide a central location for Sydney Council. The building now accommodates approximately one thousand City of Sydney staff and is a high profile element of the City’s corporate presentation and customer service ethos.   Smart Design Studio was engaged by the City of Sydney to refurbish nine floors ofthe iconic building. The brief was to revitalise the key public and staff areas of these floors, promoting the City’s commitment to environmentally sustainable design, while also providing a sensitive response to the fabric of both the original building and... En savoir plus

Projet • By VANDE MOORTELLogement

Hoxton Press Towers

Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects designed Hoxton Press Towers in London’s HackneyHoxton Press on the Colville Estate, a housing development in Hackney, in East London was designed by world famous architects David Chipperfield Architects and Karakusevic Carson Architects.A new design approach was deemed appropriate for the prominent site facing Shoreditch Park, which was earmarked by Hackney Council for competition. Karakusevic Carson invited David Chipperfield Architects to collaborate on a new concept design and the two practices won the competition in 2012, drawing on their respective expertise. The collaboration continued through to completion and the result is a testament to both Karakusevic Carson’s exten... En savoir plus