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(in modern architecture) the aesthetic use of basic building processes with no apparent concern for visual amenity.
Contemporary Examples

A Slaughterhouse with Style Blake Gopnik October 2, 2012

Historical Examples

The Prince of India, Volume II Lew. Wallace

an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and unconcealed service pipes Also called new brutalism


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