• 𝔼𝕩𝕦𝕤𝕚𝕒
    42 months ago

    “Brutalist buildings are characterised by minimalist constructions that showcase the bare building materials and structural elements over decorative design.”

    I would welcome expanding my knowledge but what style do you consider buildings of few decorative designs other than their harsh geometric edges and shapes? The inner walls of a prison are often the outer wall. Just straight rows of cinderblock. Inside and outside, the structures lack other architechtural stylings because it creates hiding places or is viewed as extra work/cost during construction.Everything ends in a corner or an edge - no soft edges. As far as my experiences are concerned, that lines up pretty well unless you would rather use the word “spartan” in terms of how little decoration the state puts up.

    • @Telodzrum
      122 months ago

      This is a great example of how reading a WIkipedia article imparts a lot of information and absolutely zero knowledge. This, this, and this are all extremely good examples of brutalist design. The McDonald’s in the OP in no way is reminiscent of such aesthetic concerns. Both are spartan, certainly; but then, so is a lot of post-modernist design (to say nothing of the various minimalist movements throughout time). I’m not here to debate whether or not prisons are brutalist in design, that’s far too sweeping a category to sum up in one school of design and additionally it’s not the point of the conversation here.

      • 𝔼𝕩𝕦𝕤𝕚𝕒
        2 months ago

        No, I see your point - brutalism is making an interesting structure and shaping internal spaces using building materials as a limitation.

        Where prisons are function-over-form and may appear to meet the style - it is merely coincidental and is not usually artistic expressionism but rather necessity to perform a task.

        McShungles is just ultramodern design that comes from a Corp cheaping out