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

1795–1805, for literal sense; brutal + -ism; in reference to architecture first used by British architects Alison Smithson (born 1928) and Peter Smithson (born 1923) in 1953

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brutalism (ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm)
Also called: new brutalism an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and unconcealed service pipes
n, —adj

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