Brutalism: Architectural Movement, or Steamroller of Souls?

It might look majestic on a monument to Stalin but it makes a trip to a government agency a real bummer

Michael McWatters
Oct 29, 2019 · 5 min read
An exterior view of a stark landscape with a low-slung brutalist structure in the background
Photos courtesy of the author.

ome of you like Brutalism. Maybe you’re struggling with misplaced Cold War nostalgia or suffering from a misguided admiration for the naked hostility of thickly-poured concrete walls—the kind…