ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Concrete as amaterial of the industrial age has a longer history than commonly
supposed, butmatured as a purely structural medium. Not until after the GreatWar
was its true architectural potential – as ameans of sculpting volume, mass and form
– recognised. This coincidedwith the rise of Modernismand both arrived on Britain’s
shores fromthe continent. Three projects in London spanning a hundred years of
concrete illustrate its development fromthis point and perhaps signpost its future.
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How to read London
Visitors in the Lawrence Hall at the RHS London
Early Spring Plant Fair.