The Barbican Estate has topped the list of Britain’s ugliest buildings several times, yet the unique Brutalist complex is undoubtedly one of London’s most iconic structures

Published in Buildings
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 09:30

A short introduction to hempcrete

Hempcrete is a biocomposite material that can be used in the place of concrete. It has a negative carbon footprint 

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The post-war architectural style, characterised by block-like forms usually cast in raw concrete or brick, defined an era of architecture in Britain 

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Louis Kahn is widely recognised as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century, known for his monolithic concrete buildings around the world

Published in Architects
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 07:42

10 of Zaha Hadid’s most spectacular buildings

From the sharp diagonal lies of Zaha Hadid's first commission to the swooping curves of futuristic stadiums and museums, this selection of her most outstanding works capture the Queen of Curves' radical style

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Villa Savoye is a definitive example of a modernist building. Set in the Parisian suburb of Poissy, the villa was designed by Swiss architect and modernist titan Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret.

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It was the miracle product of the post-war period, but its edifice is starting to crumble, writes Katy Kelleher
Published in Crimes Against Design
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 01:30

The many versatile uses of decorative concrete

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Giancarlo Ragazzi’s footballing fortress brings together two rival teams, several architectural movements and much of Milan’s twentieth-century history under one mighty steel roof

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 22 April 2016 12:04

Concrete Concept

Christopher Beanland’s compendium of 50 brutalist buildings is a wholesome first introduction to brutalism, but will leave die-hard fans unsatisfied, says Peter Smisek

Published in Review
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Villa Além, Portugal, by Valerio Olgiati

A 50m-long courtyard surrounded by monolithic concrete walls creates an air of mystery around Valerio Olgiati’s retreat in rural Portugal

Published in News
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Elemental: Centro Innovacion, Santiago

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena's practice turns corporate design on its head by creating a business innovation lab with the windows on the inside

Published in News
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:47

RW Concrete Church

Nameless Architecture’s quietly powerful church in Seoul explores the symbolic potential of raw concrete and simple box-like forms, says Douglas Murphy

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Over the past 50 years, São Paulo’s architects have developed a distinctive concrete modernism that is at once monumental and intimate – solid as a fortress, but inviting everybody in. Among the city’s endless skyscrapers, it has resulted in some of the liveliest public spaces on Earth.

Published in Features
Friday, 21 June 2013 17:49

Concrete by Matali Crasset

Matali Crasset's furniture, made from a new super-light type of concrete, aims to make us rethink the role of the material in the home.

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A restoration project has brought the crumbling ruins of a Lisbon theatre back to life by enclosing them in vast planes of terracotta concrete.

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Towering over the crossroads between Covent Garden, Soho and Bloomsbury, the slender concrete lattice of Centre Point has, for the 40 years since its completion, been a beacon, helping to navigate merry wayfarers through the West End on a Friday night.