Concrete.Miami is an online exhibition of South Florida’s post-war Brutalist concrete architecture, as well as significant contemporary concrete architecture. Brutalist architecture (1950-1980s), descended from the Modernist movement and the term originates from Le Corbusier’s description of the materials, béton brut, or raw concrete. Both reviled and admired for its stalwart and imposing appearance, Brutalist architecture is gaining historical significance and a recent resurgence in interest.
Concrete.Miami features original photography of Miami’s tropical brutalism by Silvia Ros.
Collaborators include the Tom Hossler Design, University of Miami School of Architecture and Docomomo US/Florida.
Highlights include the Miami Marine Stadium, Miami Dade College Campuses and Smathers Plaza.
In addition, buildings in Broward County and Havana, Cuba will also be featured.
Concrete.Miami has been awarded funding by the State of Florida, Cultural Affairs and the Knight Foundation.