Brutalism (noun)

Brutalism (BROODL-izm) is a style of architecture featuring massive, unadorned, block-like forms. The term was first used in the 1950s and 1960s to describe innovative buildings constructed primarily with raw concrete and steel. As I used it today: “The architecture [of Luis Montoya’s studio] was Brutalism, with huge steel doors hiding the inner courtyard from the parking lot.”