Long associated with European cities, the style has plenty of history in other parts of the world, too.
In Brazil, it reached a surprising apotheosis.
By Michael Snyder, Aug. 15, 2019
In other words, Brutalist architecture looks least ugly in tropical countries where all that raw concrete quickly gets swallowed up by The Jungle so that after a few years you can barely see the buildings anymore.
One problem with chairs made out of concrete is that, because they presumably weigh hundreds of pounds, you can’t move them out of the way of the expanding vegetation.
But, then again, that they will eventually disappear into the relentless forest is perhaps a feature rather than a bug when it comes to concrete chairs.
Of course, raw concrete walls in a rainy climate tend to quickly look terrible.
For example, here is a 2014 house featured in the NYT Magazine article.
It already looks weather-beaten after 5 years.
And it would be a Betrayal of the Architect’s Vision to paint the wall, so it’s not going to get better.
But in another 10 years or so, hopefully, it will have vanished behind the verdure.