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Concrete - a visual gazetteer

This workday building material has been sculpted into some incredible shapes
San Cristobal Stables, Mexico City
Designed by Luis Barragan, one of Mexico's most famous 20th century architects, these stables prove the minimal, International Style of architecture, needn't be devoid of colour.



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The Romans cast their temples from it, Le Corbusier delighted in it, and Frank Lloyd Wright described its potential to be a ‘permanent, noble, beautiful’ building material. Concrete is hardly the most romantic of substances, yet its incredible properties have enabled the construction of ancient pagan temples, breathtaking Brazilian galleries and straw-filled Spanish hermitages. In celebration of our new Concrete book, we present some of the boldest buildings ever poured.


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