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Paris has some pretty unique tower block typographies... Les Choux Creteil ‘The Cauliflowers’ A group of ten cylindrical towers designed by the Architect Gérard Grandval, and completed in 1974 ________________________________________ #brutalarchitecture #brutalism #paris #brutalparis #concrete #architecture #photography #betonbrut #gerardgrandval #brutal_architecture #creteil #paris #fuji

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Triemli Tower, Zurich. Esther & Rudolf Guyer, 1955-1966. Looking like a battered and bruised béton brut drop-out from a frozen JG Ballard future and standing 43 metres tall next to Triemli Hospital complex on an exposed foothill of Uetliberg mountain, this Brutalist monolith leaves no-one cold. . Unapologetically bold and brute, it cast a solitary figure in a city still clinging to cottage-sized architectural aspirations. From the outset, the tower gained its fair share of detractors. Fearing a ‘Manhattanisation’ of Zurich, Tages-Anzeiger newspaper set the tone in 1957 with the headline ‘Alarm at Triemli’. Only last week, the tower was voted ‘Ugliest Building in Switzerland’ by the readers of the country’s most popular freesheet. But ask any resident, and they will tell you how much they appreciate the far-reaching views across the city from their balconies, the well-cut, quiet flats, affordable rent, easy access to nature and excellent public transport connections to the city centre. . In essence, the whole block deliberately turns its backside on the city while giving the finger to architectural conventions. Its coarse and rugged exterior reveals nothing of its smart interior design details, such as sliding doors, and at least two balconies per flat. It is absolute in its refusal to please. Oh, the extremism of the gesture. Of all the early Zurich bruts, Triemli Tower is the one that most faithfully sticks to what the influential British design and architecture critic Reyner Banham defined as Brutalist qualities: “What characterises the New Brutalism is precisely its brutality, its je-ne-m’en-foutisme, its bloody-mindedness. Frustratingly for its detractors, Triemli Tower is here to stay - as a listed building. . >> to be continued over the next couple of posts . . #playhunter #sweetbrutalist #triemlitower

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