Gallery: Concrete Re-visioned at the Elegant Hanil Visitors Center

Concrete is perhaps the most basic of modern building materials, but its production has been estimated to contribute a whopping 5% of all man-made atmospheric carbon. In Korea, where concrete is the primary building material, the Hanil Visitors Center and Guest House is dedicated to demonstrating how to recycle and re-imagine this ubiquitous material. The design by BCHO Architects is an architectural gem -- it features exterior forms that echo a forest and creates transitions and spaces that are elegant and richly textured. The center is sited adjacent to Hanil Co’s large cement factory and contains a number of new and sustainable solutions relating to the use and reuse of concrete.

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  1. Genetically Modified Ba... November 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    […] generates glue to hold together cracks in concrete structures — that means everything from concrete sidewalks to buildings that have been damaged by earthquakes. With approximately 5% of all man-made […]

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