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Concrete - a visual gazetteer

This workday building material has been sculpted into some incredible shapes
The Ennis House, Los Angeles
Frank Lloyd Wright may have based designs for this private residence on ancient Mayan architecture, but he used modern, precast blocks for much of the construction.



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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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