This Cozy Log Cabin in the Swiss Alps Is Completely Made of Concrete

If you didn't know know better, you'd think the Refugi Liepthaus in the Alps was just another quaint log cabin from afar. But if you get close, you'll realize that those ridges on the walls are not logs but a beautiful brutalist exterior. It's awesome. » 7/07/14 3:40pm 7/07/14 3:40pm

The ghost of Brutalism is alive and well in Granada, where Mediomundo Arquitectos have drawn on the past without sacrificing modern technology, since it houses the schools of physiotherapy, nursing, podiatry, and geriatric care at Granada University. Despite its foreboding exterior, the entire building is ventilated… » 4/28/14 11:20am 4/28/14 11:20am

Why Norway Might Have to Tear Down These Massive Picasso Murals

Norway finds itself in a tough conundrum after a terrorist attack crippled a pair of Brutalist buildings in downtown Oslo. Tearing down the buildings is one thing—they're crumbling, controversial and, well, brutal. Destroying the Picasso murals carved into the concrete, however, is an entirely different matter. » 10/18/13 12:00pm 10/18/13 12:00pm

9 Surprisingly Beautiful Bunkers

It's not just the picturesque locations or the stout Brutalist architecture that makes them beautiful—though it helps—it's the fact that nearly every one of them is rotting from disuse. Our friends at Oobject have assembled a collection of nine of these incredible pillboxes. [View As One Page] » 9/16/11 4:00pm 9/16/11 4:00pm

18 Buildings Worthy of '70's Sci-Fi


Brutalist architecture is easy to spot. It's concrete, angular and looks like something out of Clockwork Orange (actually, some of these buildings were in A Clockwork Orange). Check out more of the "Raw Concrete" movement from our friends at Oobject. » 2/04/11 3:40pm 2/04/11 3:40pm