Concrete is a staple in the building world. More often than not, it is considered cold, uniform, or without beauty. But concrete can be more than that. The concrete buildings listed below are functional and stunning. Check ‘em out:
Built almost 2,000 years ago without the support of structural steel, the Pantheon is one of the world’s oldest and most amazing concrete buildings.
Marseille France’s housing unit was designed by Le Corbustier after WW2 to fill the housing need for a rising population. The structure is one of the most architecturally recognized buildings in the world.
Villa Saitan is a housing unit in Kyoto, Japan. It’s exterior covered with a concrete hall, in which tree roots and leaves are cut out. It creates a visually appealing exterior, in addition to protection from elements of weather.
The modern church, located in Rome, Italy, has large exterior shells made from prefabricated concrete panels.
The scientific research facility, located in San Diego, California. The symmetric structure is made, largely using concrete, some of which was made using ancient Roman techniques, resulting in “pozzolanic” concrete.
The Ardmore Residence is a residential tower located in Singapore. Its concrete exterior is sleek and modern. The building was named one of the top 10 skyscrapers in the world.
The largely-concrete constructed structure, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is easily one of the most recognizable museums in the world.
Do you agree with my list? Did I miss anything?