sosbrutalism: Originally all the windows had…

sosbrutalism:

Originally all the windows had a strong yellow color, reason why it was nicknamed “The Cob”. Nowadays the color has been mostly lost but the nickname has remained.

Carlos Gómez De Llarena / Moisés Benacerraf: Torre América, Caracas, Venezuela, 1978

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Photos: © Rodrigo Capriles 2019 @cosmobrutal


sosbrutalism: On the outside, the building i…

sosbrutalism:

On the outside, the building is characterized by protruding concrete elements which mix with metallic Brise Soleils. From the inside, it has a spectacular cenital illumination.

Bernardo Borges / Francisco Pimentel: Centro Comercial Libertador (Libertador Shopping Mall), Caracas, Venezuela, 1973

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sosbrutalism: Venezuela trip day 5: We relax …

sosbrutalism:

Venezuela trip day 5: We relax in the garden of the Catholic University Andrés Bello, find shadow under concrete sunshades, and admire the honeycomb brise soleils. Thanks to Rodrigo Capriles from @CosmoBrutal for capturing this!

Julio Volante: Catholic University Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela, 1965 (?)

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sosbrutalism: Caracas week, day 3: Variations …

sosbrutalism:

Caracas week, day 3: Variations of these façade elements were very popular and work well against the tropical sun.

Fernando Fábregas / Marcelo Castro: CADAFE (today: CORPOELEC, El Marqués), Caracas, Venezuela, 1974

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sosbrutalism: Caracas week, day 1: This week w…

sosbrutalism:

Caracas week, day 1: This week we will share seven Brutalist treasures from the capital of Venezuela. With the help of Rodrigo from Cosmo Brutal we were able to add a ton of new projects to our database. For even more Caracas Brutalism check out @CosmoBrutal on Instagram!

Tomás José Sanabria: Biblioteca Nacional y Archivo General de la Nación, Caracas, Venezuela, 1981–1989

Photos: Rodrigo Capriles 2018


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