VBAT Blog: Dystopian Utopias - by Craig Berry

19 - 9 - 2019

VBAT's Craig Berry explored Brutalism in Pop Culture.

In the context of popular culture, film and television, brutalist architecture is often associated with and/or set in a dystopian or utopian future, no matter what year the film was made, from A Clockwork Orange in 1971 to Blade Runner 2049 in 2017, the visual image and aesthetic has remained almost the same.

Brutalist architecture and the movement of Brutalism is an architectural style which flourished from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. The word is derived from the French word ‘Béton brut’ which translates to ‘raw concrete’ and references the exposed concrete construction as the main component to Brutalist architecture. Check out this interesting read by our junior designer Craig Berry.