SOS Brutalism. Save the concrete monsters!

The Deutsche Architekturmuseum (DAM) presents an exhibition tracing the evolution of the Brutalist movement. Brutalism began in the late ’50s work of Le Corbusier as a rejection of the earlier pristine white structures that defined his work throughout the ’40s. The name ‘Brutalism’ derives from the French term for the style –‘beton brut’ – meaning ‘exposed concrete’. SOS Brutalism is curated by online platform #SOS Brutalism which aims to draw attention to the cultural and aesthetic significance of the Brutalist style in the hope of saving influential buildings from future destruction. Visitors to the exhibition can wander a collection of scale models, photos and texts highlighting both iconic and lesser-known examples of the international movement. The projects featured include buildings by British inventors of New Brutalism, Alison and Peter Smithson, American architect I. M. Pei, Japanese proponent Youji Watanabe and Australian Robin Gibson.

To find our more about the #SOSBrutalism campaign and to visit their extensive database of Brutalist projects, visit their website.

Main image: seier+seier 2008 (CC BY 2.0).

Where: Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

When: Until 2 April 2018

How much: Full € 9.00 / Concession € 4.50

More info: DAM website

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