Beton brut

Beton brut

Concrete textured by leaving the impression of the form in which it was molded, as when wood is used to create a grained effect on the surface.

béton brut

Concrete as it appears when the framework is removed, so that the concrete surface reflects the framework joints, wood grain, and fasteners around which it was poured; often deliberately retained for architectural effect. See Brutalism.
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The term brutalism originates from the French description of raw concrete - beton brut - and it was British architectural critic Reyner Banham who first adapted the term into "brutalism" to identify the style.
This three-dimensional beton brut (rough-cast concrete) grid comprises 337 apartments designed to house some sixteen hundred residents alongside shopping areas, a hotel, and a rooftop terrace.
Avec ses murs en beton brut et ses 6 metres de hauteur sous plafond, ses expositions melant accrochages traditionnels et wallpaintings sont devenues des rendez-vous incontournables de la scene artistique parisienne.
Perhaps the most tangible is La Tourette (AR June 1961), Corb's vision of French Dominican monastic life as a beton brut megastructure triumphantly grafted on to a hillside.
There it is in designer Tal Itzhaki's contribution to this issue's special coverage of the theatrical response here and abroad to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: In "Beyond Concrete" (page 34), her fascinating meditation on the ubiquitous beton brut that pervades Israeli architecture and forms the substance of the wall being built to separate the two embattled cultures, Itzhaki writes: "The separation wall has become a monstrous visual entity we shun to see, a reality we do not want to witness.
Imprints of bamboo planks may prompt memories of beton brut, yet can also be interpreted as the fossil remains of bamboo groves.
At key points, such as the entrance hall, the interior's beton brut severity is softened and warmed by planes of iroko timber.
Facing on to the square is a blank wall of beton brut and wood with, between the centre and the chapel, a welcoming but mysterious and cavernous entrance.
Internally, a transition from stained concrete and rough stone to the brick vaulting is denoted by beton brut panels; underfoot, you tread on a surface composed half of fluted concrete, and half of metal grilles which cover the waters of the stream.
The sloping wall is made of beton brut, like the rest of the building.
The coarse texture of beton brut is counterpoised to the silky surface of aluminium kitchen fittings and gleaming expanse of woodblock floor.