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Concrete Design By Sarah Gaventa

Concrete Design by Sarah Gaventa

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The potential of concrete both as a structural element as as a material for furniture and object design is explored here, alongside examples of work by top architects and designers such as Herzog and de Meuron, Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Maya Lin and Ron Arad.

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Concrete Design by Sarah Gaventa

Concrete Design is an unprecedented look at the design possibilities of concrete within the domestic environment. Sarah Gaventa examines experimentation in the medium, past and present, by many of the world's leading names, as well as lesser-known, cutting-edge designers. Each chapter looks at the various properties of concrete - its strength, form, texture, and utility - and its many applications, from stairs to kitchens; from stools to vases; even from bowls to jewellery. Concrete has made much of the modern world possible, including many of the world's best-loved architectural monuments, the Pantheon in Rome, for example, or the Penguin Pool at London Zoo. With a highly accessible text, a foreword by architect Piers Gough, one of the world's experts in concrete architecture, and a wealth of inspirational yet little-known images, this book will demonstrate just how extraordinary concrete can be and clearly show it to be the material for the twenty-first century.

About Sarah Gaventa

Sarah Gaventa studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Royal College of Art. She went on to become a researcher for architectural and interior design practices, before working for the Royal Institute of British Architects as the press officer. From 1997 to 2000 she was the Communications Director for Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design, and formed Scarlet Projects in 2000 - a consultancy for the curating and organising of events, exhibitions and publications on architecture and design for clients such as Bloomberg, Selfridges, and The Victoria and Albert Museum. Sarah is the author of Home Office (Dorling Kindersley, 1998), and writes regularly for The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday, Elle Decoration, the Guardian and Conde Nast publications in New York.

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Concrete Design by Sarah Gaventa
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