In praise of concrete…


An interesting interview revealing why Tokyo is so full of uchihanashi (unadorned concrete exterior house, what many would call roughly “Tadao Ando style”)
While living here I was also surprised by this trend that made me look at certain japanese architecture in a different way: while in europe a Tadao Ando concrete wall is astonishing for its intensity and difference from other architects, in japan does not appear that strong.
Here you can see why there are always those dots

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3 Responses to In praise of concrete…

  1. Unadorned concrete may have its charm, but it’s a little too rough for my taste…

  2. ConcreteDan says:

    Could use a touch of decorative concrete for my taste!

  3. This needs a stain and an epoxy. Anything else other than plain old concrete.

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