What is it about The New Brutalism, that no one finds it attractive, other than skaters, parkour exponents, and dudes into trials bikes, like the famous Danny MacAskill? Classical architecture had handrails to slide on, and some cornices for people to cling to in movies, but nothing to start people dreaming of backflips. The skin deep facade treatments of the Post Modernist era appeal to our eyes and our minds, but repel our bodies, to fixed spectator positions. Brutalism, where it focused on sculptural form realised in drab concrete, seems better for playing with, than actually viewing.
Another post in this vein, plus a cool video clip where parkour meets contemporary form-driven architecture.