Issue 497 October 2010

Urban Field Notes: Eight Bay Area Landmarks Make the Case for Concrete

When I was growing up, anti-urbanists spoke about concrete as if it were the material of the devil: "concrete jungle" or "ribbons of concrete" or "cold as concrete." But a few architects were able to celebrate the material's plasticity and create new kinds of spaces that were warm and even inviting. In the Bay Area, there are a number of fine midcentury landmarks worth exploring. Read More »

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