Brutalist Sandcastles

Sunday September 06, 2015 Written by Ronan

Calvin Selbert is breathing life into two disparate art forms: building sandcastles, and brutalist architecture. 

For those unfamiliar with brutalism, it refers to the kind of harsh, largely concrete-based building design that was popular between the ’50s and ’70s, but later became despised for its preference for function and strength over traditional aesthetic flourishes.

Recently, people have grown nostalgic for what is now seen as the movement's raw beauty ­– and with Selbert’s castles, we kind of get it too. If you’re still resisting getting on board the brutalist bandwagon, Selbert’s back-breaking work (each castle requires lugging 567 litres of water to the site) and original designs may just get you over the line.

Via Arch Daily.