The latest issue of Concrete Quarterly is Summer 2021

This issue features:


  • Elaine Toogood - Life: the bit in-between

Casting Off

  • Innovation - Could graphene super-charge concrete?
  • Origin Story - Hopkins Architects hatches a turtle sanctuary
  • Lasting Impression - Shahed Saleem on London’s misread mosque
  • From the Archive - Winter 1977: London gets back into shape


  • Farringdon station, London  - three stunning precast spaces herald the arrival of Crossrail’s first completed station
  • Hackney New School, London - the two buildings in this project feature a ruddy-faced palette of
    red brick, red precast concrete and fair-faced in-situ concrete.
  • House Recast, London - colourful, concrete, a bit gothic … not words you would normally associate with a north London back-of-house extension.
  • Little Island, New York - hundreds of unique precast concrete petal forms were needed to create Heatherwick Studio and Arup’s Little Island off west Manhattan.


  • Reusing concrete structures - Hhw to give existing frames a new lease of life
  • 160 Old Street, London - Orms repackages a 1970s postal building

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