Beyond form: Neo-brutalism

Graphic lines and pure geometric design come together, exploring chiaroscuro and intersections with a new way of defining space.
Glamora wallpaper Diary Inspirations Beyond form: Neo-brutalism
Pure, rigorous narrative pattern, monochrome shades, and texture: these are some of the key elements of Brutalism.
Beginning in the 1950s, the architectural trend became increasingly more popular through to the 1970s, and its leading proponents included Italian architects Lina Bo Bardi and Clorindo Testa, American designer Paul Rudolph and Japanese architect Kenzo Tange.
Inspirational image. Torre Velasca, skyscraper built in the 1950s by the BBPR architectural partnership. Milan, Italy.
The designs that Glamora uses in homage to this particular vision of space evoke highly forceful plastic forms, with particular attention drawn to the interplay of solids and voids, light and shadow.
They draw on the neutral hues and chiaroscuro effects using a wide scale of greys, whites and sand, evoking the expressive composure in all its immediacy and visibility.
In addition, typical design principles of Brutalism are reinterpreted through original geometric compositions, veining and graphic elements that seem to have been placed haphazardly, freely or on top of each other, creating new visual representations every time.
Glamora wallpaper Diary Inspirations Beyond form: Neo-brutalism
Inspirational image. Fuji TV headquarters building design by Kenzo Tange. Odaiba island, Tokyo Bay, Japan.