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6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s and mostly fell out of favor in the last few decades with the exception of sporadic resurgences in South America and the Middle East. Here are six famous Brutalist buildings featured in Dwell.

Paul Rudolph is famous for his bizarre but beautiful raw designs, including his 1971 design for the Orange County Government Center in upstate New York. The building consists of massive, textured concrete blocks stacked in a haphazard way to comprise the three-dimensional facade. Photo by Chris Mottalini.

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