Author

Steve Carlson

Bound Volume Number

1

Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Summer 8-10-2017

Capstone Advisor

Nicole McIntosh

Honors Reader

Carl Schramm

Capstone Major

Architecture

Capstone College

Architecture

Audio/Visual Component

no

Keywords

concrete, brutalism

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

yes

Honors Categories

Creative

Subject Categories

Architecture

Abstract

For the Love of Concrete celebrates the beauty, versatility, durable sustainability and authenticity of concrete in architectural design. This capstone is born out of the contentious debate around the mid twentieth century architectural style “Brutalism”. I acknowledge the shortcomings of concrete as a material (chiefly its carbon-intensive manufacturing process), but forefront its positive attributes. This in the face of increasing demolitions of concrete structures, and the trend toward superficiality in architectural design as architects more than ever focus too much on the design of the skin or facades of buildings, rather than focusing on designing good bones.

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