These Images Show Concrete Architecture From Around the World

 - Jul 7, 2016
References: thisbrutalhouse &
Peter Chadwick's brutalist architecture photography has been published in a book that captures similar structures from all over the world.

The brutalist architecture movement was most prominent in the mid 1950's to the mid 1970's and gained popularity because it was inexpensive, unpretentious and defined as "forward thinking" in its design. While not necessarily beautiful, the brutalist architecture photography captured by Chadwick is captivating in a more severe and powerful way. The photography shows how internationally popular this architecture movement was at the time -- designs from the U.S., the Netherlands, Brazil and Mexico are all featured.

These black and white images capture the effects of culture, economic ups and downs, and anti-bourgeois sentiments of the time.