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They rise like gigantic statues and stand out in the landscape. Brutalist style buildings conceal neither their structure nor their construction method, and even less the materials used, in the forefront of which is raw concrete. Brutalism, a major architectural trend in the second half of the 20th century, has never ceased to unleash passions and controversies. For a long time, it has been accused of leaving no room for aesthetic considerations and privileging the intellect over the emotional. However, a new generation of architects is now giving new life to this criticized trend. The photos below show the most remarkable brutalist buildings, austere witnesses of a bygone past or an architecture resolutely turned towards the future.


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