Open Architects

Why Concrete?

Concrete is cheap, strong, readily available and can be used with little skill or experience. Hence, it is usually the poor relation of cobblestone footpaths, brick facades and cut-stone window-cills.

However, it's great potential is as a liquid which hardens to form an extremely strong material - check it out:

Bus Station in Casar de Cáceres, Spain / Justo García Rubio

Leaf imprint in the concretenear the Deike Building doors at Penn State, New York - Image Source

Solid Desk Accessories by Magnus Pettersen Studio

Concrete ceiling (poured using timber shuttering)

Concrete kitchen counter