What Is Brutalist Design? Here’s the Scoop on This Raw, Minimal Design Theme

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Brutalist design shows up in the home in the form of exposed brick, poured concrete floors, sharp angles, and a color palette that skews neutral and gray.


The words “Brutalist design” may not conjure up examples of architecture as easily as, say, “midcentury modern” or “Spanish Mission.” But you’re probably familiar with more Brutalist works than you think.

In fact, iconic Brutalist structures are rather unforgettable, including the Met Breuer museum in New York City and Boston’s City Hall. These mammoth concrete buildings look almost scary, yet  they represent a raw plainness and honesty in design that has been popular for decades.

Elements of Brutalist design also show up in the home in the form of

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Abandoned California Theme Parks: A Tale Of 2 Busch Gardens In Los Angeles + 5 More Abandoned Theme Parks in California

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Many people who love California theme parks have no idea that Busch Gardens once existed in Los Angeles.

Busch Gardens Pasadena

Yet, the Los Angeles area once boasted not just 1, but 2 Busch Gardens theme parks that were operated by the legendary Anheuser-Busch beer company.

Today, Busch Gardens theme parks are major draws in Florida and Virginia — but they’re no longer found in the West. 

The older of the 2 operating Busch Gardens theme parks opened in Tampa in 1959.

But the very first Busch Gardens was located in Pasadena.

Busch Gardens Pasadena was an exquisite botanical feast for the eyes, welcoming millions of guests during the first decades of the 20th century.

Amazing, right?

I’m not only a Busch Gardens

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