Is the architecture in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ really Brutalist?

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v5jnyrwuu7biozxj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v5jnyrwuu7biozxj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v5jnyrwuu7biozxj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v5jnyrwuu7biozxj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />This fall Ridley Scott&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Blade Runner 2049</em>&nbsp;was released as the long awaited sequel to the original 1982 film, and has since sparked much conversation around the film's architecture. There is no denying that <em>Blade Runner 2049</em>'s construction was considerably influenced by Brutalist forms, but is the architecture really <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/87928/brutalism" rel="nofollow" >Brutalism</a>?
Cinematographer Roger Deakins looked to London's Brutalist architecture to create his film, and director Denis Villeneuve said he wanted the "Brutalist feel" with severe concrete design. 

'Blade Runner 2049' trailer still.
While serving as inspiration to the filmmakers, Brutalism's core philosophy does not align with Blade Runner 2049 and its architecture. The extremely capitalist society and unpopulated scenes found within the film contradict the original socialist intentions of Brutalist architects whose focus was on material rawness and honesty in order to create the ideal form of dwelling.
'Blade Runner 2049' trailer still.
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