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Brutalist Architecture, a controversial style

Brutalist architecture is hated by some and loved by others. Often massive in size and always rough in appearance. Though many people believe otherwise, Brutalist architecture isn’t called brutal because of its intimidating aspects, it actually gets its name from the French words ‘béton brut’ which translates to raw concrete, which is the core ingredient in brutalist architecture along with glass, steel, brick and rough-hewn stone. Brutalist architecture was and is often associated with poverty with its hard and worn-down appearance. Because of this, Brutalist architecture has gone in and out of style.



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Container Architecture

First of all, what is container architecture? Shipping container architecture is a style of architecture that utilizes shipping containers for structural components. Shipping container architects leverage a huge number of these structures, that are too expensive to ship back empty to their countries of origin, to build sustainable, modular structures for commercial and residential buildings. This form of architecture was patented in august 8, 1989, by Phillip C. Clark, as a method for converting one or more steel shipping containers into a habitable building at a building site. Since then shipping containers have become more and more popular as a material for not only habitable buildings on contruction site but also for modern homes, and even a cheap alternative to when you are looking for a first house. This could be the future of architecture.




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