Brutal Perspective

 

Brutal Perspective
Architecture BA

Set above one of the towers in the Balfron Estate, I wanted to express a sympathy with Brutalist architecture. Brutalism creates an aura of anger and depression when it comes to its media coverage, although initially formed to rebuild countries after the war. Brutalism evolved into a movement which spread across the world, its initial concept has strong ties to the residents, trying to make affordable but still comfortable places to live. 

Unlike Brutalism, being historically contextual is very important, connecting the three tenses together is important. From an history of marshland to heavy industry and dense housing allowing these to co-exist will separate it from its current view of hostility and aggression. A new delicate and reactive view of the  site will adjust how the media portrays the sometimes very successful brutalist project.

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