The Regenstein Library was another stop for the Chicago Magazine brutalist assignment, and maybe my favorite of the 7 locations. Located on the University of Chicago campus, I’ve been over here before but never paid much attention to this building. However, this building, in particular, gave me a much better appreciation for this style of architecture.
What I loved most about this building was the texture of the facade. Much of the brutalism I’ve encountered has been smooth concrete, which shows its age and wear and tear so much more obviously. I also appreciated the stacked blocks and setbacks of the building, which creates this very orderly feeling.