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    One of the most waited for events, in an architectural sense, was the completion of Paul Rudolph’s Yale Art and Architecture building in 1963 a postwar American Architectural event. Also known as the A&A it was considered Rudolph’s master piece as it promised to be the solution to solving modernism’s major unsolved problems. As New York Times critic Ada Louise Huxtable said, “it asks and answers some of the major questions facing the art of architecture today, at a time of crisis and transition in the development of the contemporary style.” As one of the earliest Brutalist architectural buildings in North America Rudolph’s A&A was acclaimed as a breakthrough to modernism through its famously large-scaled bush hammered corrugated concrete surfaces.…

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    forces which are at work.”. The Smithson’s and Banham had differing opinions on the topic of Brutalism, as has been explored by Dirk van den Heuvel in his essay Between Brutalists: The Banham Hypothesis and the Smithson Way of Life, states that for the Smithson’s Brutalism was more “a way of life”, they were seeking to combine modern architecture with a multiplicity of tendencies within British culture, reaching back to Arts and Crafts”. This differed to Banham who was advocating “an integration…

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    Definition Of Brutalism

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    incorrect association with the word brutal. In architecture, the term “Brutalism” was actually named from the French Beton Brut, which means raw concrete. The term was first used by Le Corbusier himself to describe his own design but was formerly created by Alison…

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    is a continuously evolving phrase, there are obvious clarities of meaning and articulations to be made of this notion of ‘image’. From this, many architects have insisted many of their own opinions and declarations on the Brutalist architecture. Banham describes his conditions of ‘the image’ as an instantaneous comprehension of the visual entity to be justified by the form’s experience through the eye. This idea of ‘an image’ has the ability “to describe anything or nothing.” In Banham’s text,…

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    beliefs which held that design and art could, and should, transform society. The central image of the new architecture was not that of the single building, but that of the Utopian town plan. Philip Johnson, who along with Henry Russell Hitchcock, gave the…

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    Urban Clash At Park Hill

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    Park Hill, became a grade two listed building in 1997. It is the biggest listed building in Europe. By this it shows the complexity of the vision they had as architects. Then Urban Splash took over the building and commissioned architects, Studio Egret West and Hawkins/Brown to re-design the flats and create some offices. David Bickle, the Hawkins\Brown partner in charge of the project, said that ‘We found Park Hill to be a remarkably intelligent structure full of complexity, potential and great…

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    Postmodernism is closely related to individualism, in fact, individualism is one of the many concepts that is in postmodernism. From the view of postmodernists, facts and truths are risen from social subjectivity because experiences and science reasoning are the thing of the past. While this might seem ordinary for many young adults or teens, this postmodernist concept and ideal is what has been keeping experts and mature adults up at night. With the birth of the internet, postmodernist’s…

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    contemporary societal challenges. Vernacular architecture is a style of building that is created without the use of an architect; it is architecture in its simplest form, concentrating only on the human necessity. Vernacular architecture began when people had to make use of the environment around them, in order to afford themselves protection and comfort as a response to a changing climate. It is a simple approach to a building’s most basic requirements and a direct style of architecture created…

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    Cad Das Canoas Analysis

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    the whole top floor. As the entire area is surrounded with glass walls, it gives an impression of opening and welcoming the abundance of nature. When a feeling of retreat from the forest comes, there are two walls shaped as crescent. There is a freedom to choose, either to embrace the view of the jungle, or pull back and be sheltered by the crescent walls. This gives a feeling of being in the middle of vegetation while sitting on the comforts of a home. Thus, Oscar Niemeyer's modernism responds…

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    utopia in regard to architecture and city planning. It includes explanations that make up the dangers and realistic ideals that come along with trying to create utopia in architecture or a utopian city. Coleman describes what makes up utopia in architecture which include as he describes four elements: “social and political content; a significant level of detail in the description of what is proposed; elaboration of a positive transformation of social and political life as key to what is proposed…

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