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Posting article on Brutalism Design in Schools

  • 1.  Posting article on Brutalism Design in Schools

    Posted 07-27-2020 04:38 PM
    Worth considering Sben Korsh''s article titled "Brutality" where he attacks Brutalist architecture and how that "attention to form is often willfully blind to the ways of everyday people-especially people of color-perceive and are affected by imposing concrete structures, many built as schools, prisons, and symbols of state power in the 1970's."  

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    Sally Grans Korsh
    FAIA   LEED AP 
    sgranskorsh@gmail.com
    612-310-3881 


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  • 2.  RE: Posting article on Brutalism Design in Schools

    Posted 07-29-2020 10:27 AM
    ^ Thanks for sharing. Both of those articles ("Brutality" and "Policing Aesthetics") make one think.

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    Shawn Cencer AIA
    Project Architect
    Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering
    Kalamazoo MI
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  • 3.  RE: Posting article on Brutalism Design in Schools

    Posted 07-30-2020 05:42 PM
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    With all due respect, this is not that. I have to imagine the program requirements were massive and complex, and this entrance works hard to make itself available.
    https://www.archdaily.com/781440/big-designs-bronx-station-for-new-york-police-department

    I do agree, we need to work harder and be more self critical about our single-minded design preferences. I happen to greatly admire if not love some classic 'brutalist' public structures. However, we build for the city, not for ourselves. I simply believe that we need other institutions to turn to in our communities (besides the Police) that are engaged and socially responsive. Schools are a good place to start with reaching out. They, too, need some perimeter security, however unfortunate it is to admit that. Complex, to be sure.

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    Chava Danielson AIA
    DSH // architecture
    Los Angeles CA
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