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The Challenges of Preserving Modernist Landscapes

Portland Open Space Sequence (photograph by Radcliffe Dacanay/Flickr user) While even the most coldly Brutalist buildings have found their proponents, the modernist landscapes that were built in plazas and public space in the mid-century have been slower to be embraced for preservation. Yet there’s an increasing dialogue of how, and why, modernist landscape architecture should […]

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Masterpiece of Brutalism May Face Brutal Fate

People can be forgiven for not realizing that one of the masterpieces of Brutalism, an architectural style with a name that isn’t exactly soft and fuzzy, is just north of New York City in Orange County, New York. But then again you may not need to remember that fact since the Paul Rudolph-designed Orange Country Government Center (aka the “masterpiece”) may be facing demolishing very soon in order to be replaced by an unoriginal colonial-wannabee structure that looks like the architectural equivalent of clipart.