“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

The Brutalist architectural style was popular in the mid-twentieth century. Any time you see a giant, cement building with a thick, angular silhouette — you can thank Brutalism. You may not find the style beautiful, but you have to admit these examples of it would make great scifi environments.

Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh, Dhaka (Louis Kahn, 1961-1982)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Karl Ernst Roehl and Lykantrop)

Nichinan Cultural Center, Nichinan, Japan (Kenzo Tange, 1963)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Rolu, Geolocation/Valentini and Kenta Mabuchi)

J. Edgar Hoover Building, the headquarters of the FBI, Washington D. C. (Charles F. Murphy and Associates, 1965-1975)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Brunswyk)

The 31-storey Trellick Tower, West London, UK (Ernő Goldfinger, 1966-1972)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Jamie Barras and See Wah Cheng)

Orange County Government Center, Goshen, New York (Paul Rudolph, 1967)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Ani Od Chai and Joseph)

Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada (Moshe Sadfie, 1967)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

The Tetris-like building was built for the 1967 World's Fair. It has 146 residences, (354 concrete forms in 12 storeys) all of them with a private terrace.

(via Wikimedia Commons)

The John P. Robarts Research Library, University of Toronto (Mathers & Haldenby Architects with Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde, 1968-1973)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Dr.K and Kevo89)

Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego (William Pereira, opened in 1970)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Brazilfox, Judy Keys and Tktktk)

Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Clorindo Testa, designed in 1961, constructed between 1971 and 1992)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Sking)

Klinikum Aachen or Universitätsklinikum Aachen, the biggest single-building hospital in Europe (construction started in 1972, opened in 1985)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Glasseyes View and Andreas)

Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, St. Petersburg, Russia (1973-1988)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie Sets

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

You can see more strange buildings of the Eastern Bloc from the last decades of communism here.

(via PanGorod.ruand the St. Petersburg University's Museum)

Wotruba Church or The Kirche Zur Heiligsten Dreifaltigkeit, Vienna, Austria (modelled by Fritz Wotruba, 1974-1978)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

(via Paul 1 - 2)

The 35-storey Western City Gate or Genex Tower, Belgrade, Serbia (Mihajlo Mitrović, 1977)

“Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie SetsS

The third-largest tower in Eastern Europe. It has a two-story bridge between the two towers and a restaurant at the top.

(via Blago Tebi)