Kilikas Brutalism

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Kilikas Brutalism
Sōltarisēn Kilikatsk
Brutalisme de Quilicasse
Buffalo City Court Building, 1971-74, Pfohl, Roberts and Biggie (8448022295).jpg
Years active 19whatever-present
Major figures Le Corbuix
Influences Intercontinental style, Coscivian modernism, Geometric Absolutism
Influenced Kiravian constructivism, Kirosocialist architecture

Kilikas brutalism is an architectural movement most popular in the countries bordering in the Kilikas Sea that emerged during the 2-whateverth century characterised by the extensive use of exposed concrete, geometric patterns, and an emphasis on scale.

Kilikas brutalism [originated/became particularly popular in?] Wintergen. The Wintergen School of brutalism eschews the ornate stylings of opressively Burgundian neo-Beaux Arts and embraces the cold stark environmental reality of the Arcto-Kiravian environment of Wintergen in a reaction against laissez-faire Vilauristrification. As such, brutalist structures in Wintergen are widely interpreted as political statements on the part of the island's Coscivian population.

History

An early housing unit using Le Corbuix's original tenants of design

During the 1930s Le Corbuix led a development movement in the art schools and universities across Kiravia to develop a new and futurist style of architecture for the 20th century. As the Great War wore on, the movement gained momentum. There was a general malaise towards the hierarchical and opulent systems they led to laypersons in cities living in densely packed “rats-nests” and dens of “villainy and vice”. The aspiration of Le Corbuix’s movement was to literally and metaphysically lift up the downtrodden masses from their “towering urban hovels” and build clean, beautifully simple, and efficient living spaces. By the end of the Great War, there was an insatiable appetite across the world for something different. The concept of a massive middle class of returning veterans became an issue the needed addressing. Large swaths of southern Crona and northern Ixnay lay in ruin. The cheap, fast, and aspirationally futuristic stylings of Le Corbuix were poised to fill the gap.

Wintergenian school

An example of later Brutalism, inspired by the Wintergenian school

By the 1960s the Wintergenian school had come into its own and made some dramatic and aggressive additions to the style. Since it was reactionary against the Viliaurustrian elite and their Escole de Belles Arts the style was less aspirational and more assertive in nature. It was meant to demonstrate that Wintgeranian thinkers were focusing on the future not mired in the past. As part of the Great Tumult and particularly the Mod-Trad War in Burgundie, thousands of students and academics searched for ways to rebel against Operation Kipling and the perceived whilom policies of Great Prince August I. In order to establish a name for themselves, the Wintergenians took the tenants of Le Courbuix and maximized the scale and the impact. Where as Le Corbuix emphasized the use of natural light and windows, the Wintergenians wanted massive uninterrupted facades to emphasize the magnitude of their concerns and that they, unlike the ideals of Le Corbuix, were monolithic and legion.

Characteristics

By country

Burgundie

Wintergen

The Wintergenian school of Kilkas Brutalism is half architectural practical thought and half separatist forum. It eschews the ornate stylings of oppressively Burgundian neo-BeauxArt and embraces the cold stark environmental reality of the Arcto-Kiravian environment of Wintergen. It's a reaction against Laissez-faire Vilauristrification.

Kiravia

Brutalism became incredibly popular in Kiravia, mainly in eastern and northern Great Kirav, during the [decades]. The Kirosocialist government readily adopted the use of raw concrete on a massive scale in order to symbolise power and strength, as well as technological progress and collective effort. Kartika in particular is known for its large number of brutalist buildings, many of which were built during the [decades] to accommodate the growth of the federal bureaucracy under Kirosocialism. Brutalist buildings are a common sight in the medium-sized industrial cities of Central and Upper Kirav, and also along the North Coast where - as in Wintergen - they are thought to reflect the surrounding environment.

Brutalism continues to influence Kiravian architecture, most visibly in Atrassica and Kantaska where it has been a common feature of government-sponsored settlements built in these frontier colonies. Brutalist buildings are also common on Kiravian military bases and as municipal buildings such as city halls, libraries, and public gymnasia.