NEOBRUTALIZM – the flow in the middle of the XX century architecture. More "masculine", rather than "feminine": rebel, with coarse features, likes the concreteness and constructive solutions, chooses natural materials.
I got to know what the neobrutalizm is about 8 years ago. I came across an interesting article. A man worked in a concrete factory and used the material in the interior design. In such a way I found out that a spartan style "a lot of concrete and a little of decor" is the neobrutalizm. I realized it is "mine" and began to study a new direction.
The neobrutalizm combines concrete, iron, glass and wood. My favorite materials.
The term found currency in the 1950s. Its father architectural critic Reyner Banham used it describing the works of the British architects Peter and Alison Smithson. The word was borrowed from the French "bétonbrut" or "raw concrete".
The Unite d’Habitation in Marseilles (1952) of Le Corbusier is the first Brutalist project.
The New Brutalism makes the conception of a building plain and comprehensible. It does not hide the texture of natural materials. Raw is good. There is a question to the decor: "Is it needed?". Better to avoid.
Open surfaces allow to see the beauty of imperfection. It is an opportunity to touch nature indoor and deeply understand own essence.
The embodiment of architectural concept comes through the material. It becomes a core and leads an architect, showing its functionality.
All the furnishings are "working". Primitive furniture emphasizes the asceticism and rough lines in the interior.
The palette of colors ranges from white to dark gray. Gray contrasts well with brown (ceiling beams or pieces of furniture). The basic tone can be supplemented with accents blue, green, purple.
Noone calls for dwelling among the bare walls and scattered fixtures, but part of this atmosphere should be.