Friday Fun: Modern Architecture and Public Buildings
When I posted my university campuses post, one of my Twitter friends @buddclair said it’s all very well to be escapist, but what about ‘some pictures of the mundane, the Brutalist, the underfunded places where people spent their formative years, made friends and hopefully got a bit of education along the way’?
Of course, you know that my Friday Fun posts are all about escapism, so there was no way I would include ugly buildings in this collection. However, it did make me think of examples of 1960s or so architecture in public buildings that I could admire? Well, this could end up being a post entirely about Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. This is what I came up with, do let me know about your own favourites.
10 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Modern Architecture and Public Buildings”
The mention of brutalism made my heart sink (I like some but not really a fan) but as usual your Friday Fun pictures made my heart sing! Absolutely stunning!
Exactly, I can’t bear some of those 1960s/70s monstrosities, so I had to find something nicer.
Wow, wow, wow! They’re all absolutely breath-taking!
I do tend to get lost in my ‘research’ for Friday Fun posts… but my excuse is that I’d probably do that anyway, whether I were posting or not.
Amazing Marina. You have really surpassed yourself with these. I think I like the Milan one the best.
Awww, my pleasure!
These are rather stunning! I must admit I have a sneaking admiration for some of the nicer 1950s/1960s brutalist buildings, and in fact one of my favourites is the Royal Festival Hall….
These buildings are beautiful, Marina Sofia! And it’s interesting: when I was young, I spent a summer in Brazil (well, winter there, of course). The family I lived with actually knew Niemeyer. I honestly can’t remember now if they were friends or just knew each other casually, but still! I remember they had two books he’d written on how and why he built Brasilia as he did. It was fascinating!
You’ve surpassed yourself with this glorious collection – I’d never heard of Niemeyer’ but am entranced with these examples of his work.
Wish I’d known about Bosjes Chapel previously – I was in that part of S Africa a few years ago and would definitely have made a detour to visit. The fact that it’s on a vineyard would not of course have influenced me in the slightest
Lovely, but… The Sydney Opera House is still my all-time favorite building!