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Redefining Brutalism

People associate the term Brutalism with concrete and, in the UK, with the welfare state – just one thin slice of the Brutalist...

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The Melnikov House: Icon of Modernism, Family Home, Architecture Museum

The Melnikov House, a building designed by the architect Konstantin Melnikov in Moscow for his family (1927 – 1929), is an icon of the...

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