Guide to brutalism
by Studio C
In 2016, the Copenhagen cultural festival, Golden Days, celebrated their theme of “1970s”. The festival focused on the decade’s culture, spiritual life and world view, as well as the more maligned ideas that emerged at this time, particularly in architecture. Forty years ago, architects experimented with raw concrete, resulting in the Brutalist movement - an era many contemporary architects would rather see buried. The book is written as a guidebook of the Brutalist days in Copenhagen and highlights 11 buildings that are mapped in the dust jacket. The photos were captured in black and white to underline the character of the raw concrete, and the layout and typography make use of a mechanical and template format that enhances the effective and rational mindset used in the architecture of the time: brutal and unromantic.