The latest issue of Concrete Quarterly is Winter 2019

This issue features:


  • 4 GOING UP IN THE WORLD - Orms expands the possibilities of adaptive reuse, transforming a 1970s council building into one of London’s hippest hotels.
  • 8 VANISHING TRICKS - Sophie Hicks’ back-garden home is an ingenious act of exposure and concealment.
  • 10 WASHINGTON CONFIDENTIAL - Crumpled aluminium formwork is the secret ingredient as Steven Holl creates a unique concrete finish at the Kennedy Center.


  • 12 SECOND LIFE - A circular economy demands that we find ways to reuse existing structures and build new ones with reuse in mind. We explore best practice, including Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ loose-fit Victory Plaza towers in the Olympic village.


  • 16 FORM FOLLOWS FORMWORK - Formwork can have a huge impact on cost and programme, and transform the appearance of a building – designers ignore it at their peril.

Lasting Impressions

  • LASTING IMPRESSION - Fergus Feilden on one of art and architecture’s most enduring collaborations.

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