Durability + Design
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

D+D News

Main News Page


Global Platform Aims to Save Brutalist Buildings

Monday, February 5, 2018

More items for Color + Design

Comment | More

A platform created to save Brutalist buildings recently released a new survey in tandem with an exhibition with the hope of bringing attention to the cause.

#SOSBrutalism “is a platform for a large campaign to save our beloved concrete monsters. The buildings in the database marked red are in particular jeopardy,” according to the organization’s website.

The platform recently completed and released what it calls the first-ever global survey of Brutalist architecture from the 1950s to ’70s, and released the findings in November 2017.

The book entitled, “SOS Brutalism — A Global Survey,” highlights 120 buildings in 12 regions around the world. It also includes case studies and essays.

“This book calls for a rediscovery of Brutalism: as a regionally embedded, oppositional, heroically artistic architecture, that celebrates both the performing craftsman and the architect, both of whom have time and again succeeded in wresting a unique work from the prevailing circumstances,” writes Oliver Elser, a historian and curator, in the book’s intro.

The corresponding exhibition is ongoing at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), in Germany, and will be there through April 2.

“At the DAM, Brutalism is re-examined with unusually large-scale models and cast concrete miniatures that were built by the Kaiserslautern Technical University for SOS Brutalism,” noted the museum. “The exhibition features buildings from Japan, Brazil, the former Yugoslavia and Israel, as well as Great Britain, where Alison and Peter Smithson invented New Brutalism.”

For those who can’t make their way to Germany, the exhibition is using the hashtags #Betonperle and #FFM on social media.

   

Tagged categories: concrete; Historic Preservation

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
EMME Controls
 
EMME (Energy Management Made Easy)
 
• Achieve a zone in every room for 1/2 the cost
• Save up to 40% in energy consumption
• Works in any size building
• Can be installed in as little as a few days without remodeling
• Comfort results guaranteed in writing
 

 
Garland Company
 
Architectural Wall Coating Damproofs and Beautifies
 
Tuff-Coat™ multi-functional coating bridges hairline cracks, hides stains and discoloration, and reduces wall temperature, increasing the wall's life cycle.
 

 
Keim Mineral Coatings
 
Mineral Silicate Paints + Stains Fuse to Concrete
 
• Forms permanent chemical bonds
• Becomes part of the concrete
• Will never peel
• Looks completely natural
 

 
Shield Industries, Inc
 
FireGuard® E-84 Intumescent Coating - Shield Industries, Inc
 
Trust the certified protection of the industry’s most innovative intumescent coating FireGuard® E-84 to provide you with the 1 and 2 hour fire ratings you need.
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
 
Air Scrubbers/Negative Air machines for restoration, abatement, dust & odor control, hazardous contaminant removal from job sites to clean rooms and hospitals. Portable, affordable!
 

 
Atlas Material Testing Technology
 
Helping You Put Your Products To The Test
 
  • Outdoor Accelerated Weathering
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Accelerated Weathering Instruments

  • www.atlas-mts.com
    atlas.info@ametek.com
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 

© Copyright 2012-2018, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved