Concrete: Architects' choice for "Brutalist" buildings

03/13/2013 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The use of concrete has been the main choice of designers of "Brutalist" architecture, and that architecture is quite common among U.S. academic institutions, a trend started by an architect known as Le Corbusier, writes John Conti. This piece discusses the several factors behind the widespread adoption of the architectural style for campus buildings and how "architectural styles last for decades, not seasons," Conti writes.

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