Shared and hated on.
THERE’S NO QUESTION that Brutalism looks exceedingly cool.
But as a dreary stroll down Park Avenue will remind you, Modernism swiftly became a gutless orthodoxy, its high ideals devolving into the rote features of the International Style, a repetitive and predictable series of gestures (curtain walls or ribbon windows, recessed plinths, decorative piloti, windswept plazas, ornamental lawns and flat shimmering pools)
Yeah, fuckin' hideous.
Brutalism is modernism with the humanity sucked out. That's why humans hate it, but certain antisocial architects think it's the shit.