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Brutalism, metabolism and its American parallel : encounters in Skopje and in the architecture of Georgi Konstantinovski

Lozanovska, Mirjana 2015, Brutalism, metabolism and its American parallel : encounters in Skopje and in the architecture of Georgi Konstantinovski, Fabrications : the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 152-175, doi: 10.1080/10331867.2015.1036488.

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Title Brutalism, metabolism and its American parallel : encounters in Skopje and in the architecture of Georgi Konstantinovski
Author(s) Lozanovska, Mirjana
Journal name Fabrications : the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
Volume number 25
Issue number 2
Start page 152
End page 175
Total pages 24
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1033-1867
Keyword(s) brutalism
Skopje
Konstantinovski
Summary Abstract Massive, raw concrete structures – the likes of the Telecommunications Building (1972–81) by Janko Konstantinov; the campus of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (1974) by Marko Musˇicˇ; the National Hydraulic Institute (1972) by Krsto Todorovski; and the Bank Complex (1970) by R. Lalovik and O. Papesˇ – have led to the production of an enduring monumental presence and helped inspire Skopje’s title as the “Brutalist capital of the world”. These works followed Kenzo Tange’s introduction of Japanese Metabolism to Skopje through his role in the 1965 United Nations sponsored reconstruction competition. The unique position of a Non-Aligned Yugoslavia staged and facilitated architectural and professional exchange during the Cold War. Each trajectory and manifestation illustrates the complex picture of international architectural exchange and local production. Skopje and its numerous Brutalist edifices is an elucidative story, because it represents a meeting point between Brutalism, Metabolism and its American parallel. This article discusses, in particular, the Skopje Archive Building (1966) and the “Goce Delcˇev” Student Dormitory (1969) – two buildings designed by the architect Georgi Konstantinovski, realised on his return from a Masters program at Yale University and employment within I. M. Pei’s New York office. Their architecture illustrates the simultaneous preoccupations of leading architects at the time in regaining a conceptual ground made explicit through a complete and apprehensible image. From this particular position, the article explores the question of ethics and aesthetics central to Banham’s outline of the “New Brutalism”.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10331867.2015.1036488
Field of Research 120103 Architectural History and Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australian and New Zealand
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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