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Brutalism

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Aug 10, 2015   ArchDaily
Love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible not to have an opinion of Boston's brutalist City Hall building. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of its conception, Leon Neyfakh reports on the improbable story of its creation.
Feb 13, 2012   The Boston Globe
Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones makes a strong argument for why ugly buildings deserve some love.
Jan 12, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Critic Christopher Hume says that "an architecture of openness" is overtaking Toronto, foregoing individual personality for a greater sense of community and connectivity.
Mar 31, 2011   The Toronto Star
Robin Hood Gardens is a 70s era, Brutalist public housing complex. Preservationists say it is historic; the government wants to tear it down. Reporter Nicolai Ouroussoff pays the project a visit to determine for himself.
Mar 20, 2009   The New York Times
At Yale, a modernist landmark is preserved and revitalized. Ada Louise Huxtable looks at the challenges in updating the harshness of brutalist architecture.
Feb 27, 2009   The Wall St. Journal
A Washington, D.C. church contends that its current facility, a historic Brutalist buildling, interferes with its theology and should be able to replace it with something more "welcoming" and fitting with "the scale of the community."
Jan 14, 2009   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>Steve Rose argues that the time may be ripe for a new respect for brutalism, the mid-century architectural movement that planners love to hate.</p>
Jun 26, 2008   Art and Architecture