@frickhaditcoming photo on the left is of the conservatory in the barbican performing arts centre in London.

Photo on the right is a building in Barcelona

@GreenandBlack Who would have thought that all Brutalism needed was some greenery. These look beautiful!
@GreenandBlack both of these photos show places I think i'd enjoy being.

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Oh gosh, it works.

THAT'S WHAT BRUTALISM WAS MISSING.

@GreenandBlack ppl often act all scared when they see images like this

or at least nihilistic but

idk to me it seems like a nicer place to live we should have plants everywherepls

@Mooncake cities shouldn't be built solely for humans, they should be built to fit all life that inhabits it

@GreenandBlack @Sylvhem Yeeeeeeessssss. I love this aesthetic. Ground cover spilling over the top of a concrete wall is 😙👌.

@MmeLibertine @benhamill @GreenandBlack That's my favorite kind of building too ^^. But I wonder how much it is convenient to maintain.

@Sylvhem @MmeLibertine @GreenandBlack Yeah. Plants tear things down over time. Especially concrete, which is sorta like very weak rock, so plants have a lot of practice breaking things like it. Ideally, you put a lattice work or cladding between the plants and concrete to preserve the structure.

@benhamill And you also have to take into consideration the quantity of water it will consume.

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@Sylvhem @benhamill @GreenandBlack I feel like I didn't think about this enough, cos my first thought was "so many places for spiders to hide."

@starwall @GreenandBlack In the long run everything has to be recyclable and so in the deep future technology and biology converge.

@GreenandBlack this is how brutalism is supposed to work. The building is a blank canvas.

@GreenandBlack The building where I work is heavily brutalist-inspired. A terrasse was restored recently, with concrete tables, wooden benches, and a lot of bamboo pots, it is a surprisingly working aesthetic.

@GreenandBlack There's a brutalist office building-turned-hotel near my workplace that tried to jazz things up by adding color and banners during the conversion, but this is so much better!

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Such an oximoronic statement and yet they go so good

@GreenandBlack i love this so much but i believe they must utilise native plants rather than just very pretty ones (not that natives cannot be very pretty, just that humans have a knack for preferring non-native plants) for it to truly benefit everyone

that said, the tropical plants are absolutely gorgeous

@GreenandBlack This is exactly what Sao Paulo gets right about brutalism, and exactly what London (mostly) gets wrong about it.

@GreenandBlack we've achieved self sustainable utopian eco anarchism!

@GreenandBlack this but with native species for the environment the building is in and I am 9001% on board.

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