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Minecraft initiative creates Brutalist builds

Image by Wuxa

Image by Wuxa

Here's a neat thing you can see with your eyes: the Brutalist Build exhibition, set up by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in collaboration with BlockWorks. It was—as tends to be the case with such Minecraft-based things—an educational initiative, in which a Minecraft server was opened for a week, and players were encouraged to fill it with post-war architectural builds.

Given that Brutalist architecture is all about stark geometry expressed through utilitarian concrete, Minecraft does seem like the perfect place for such a thing to happen. It's over now, but 119 creations were made over the course of the week. BlockWorks has immortalised some of them in this here Imgur gallery. You can see a couple of select works below.

Thanks, Duncan Geere.

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Image by Kills

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Image by Lindblumen
Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.