It's an interesting concept. A big part of Brutalism was honesty about the materials involved — concrete left exposed with obvious forms, for example, specifically to celebrate that material. How do you do that in HTML, or in any digital medium? Do you show the markup? How do you make your structure inseparable from the end product?
I think I saw this suggested on Hacker News, but it seems like it would make more sense to just use html with as little css as possible. It could be an interesting exercise in teaching semantic precision. Motherfuckingwebsite.com would be a simple example.
Tom Cavill's site reminded me of Eric Hu's (http://erichu.info/). Interesting collection here, although I do think the definition could be a little more clear.
Well I mean, that's all fine and good, but do any of these examples have to sell pricey objects? I think much of that "frivolity" serves a particular type of content, so, like always, the unsexy answer is that it just depends.
Not even Lars von Trier applied the Dogme 95 manifesto to every film. Context.
not my definition of Brutalist...