HIT (Andre Fuchs)

Q: Why do you have a Brutalist Website?
A: We favor other terms over the category "brutalism" to describe the look and feel of HIT’s website. First of all the design is inherent in the system that runs it – a database. The frontend is more a tool to browse, sort and filter this massive accumulation of data. Instead of hiding it, the technical pattern gets shown in all its beauty. Formally all elements reference common styles from spreadsheet applications over email clients to search engines etc. of certain times. A sensible eclecticism that coincides with the way HIT is designing. "Brutalism" is not totally wrong in the end regarding a database, but I would use the following terms to begin with: System-Immanence, Functionalism, Transparency, Eclecticism, Minimalism, Default, Raw.

Q: Who designed the website?
A: André Fuchs of Fuchs Borst. Initially it was used as a directory of certain art works as part of his research stipend.
Q: Who coded the website?
A: André Fuchs. The first version ran on Drupal. The current version runs on Wordpress.
Q: With what kind of editor?
A: Sublime Text, CodeKit, Transmit Disk.