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Concrete - a visual gazetteer

This workday building material has been sculpted into some incredible shapes
Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro
This Brazilian gallery was designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1996, when the architect was 89 years old. Niemeyer is still alive today, and still working.



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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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