Building with Concrete

As sustainable as it is durable, concrete offers an endless array of cost-effective possibilities and versatile results for residential and commercial buildings

A large skatepark made with Type K cement

Shrinkage-compensating Cement Concrete Can Optimize Performance and Sustainability

Sustainability in concrete is a driving force in today’s built environment. To guide and organize the efforts, a robust collection of initiatives include the LEED program, the International Green Code Council and the Cement Sustainability Initiative, to name a few. Their goal is to improve ecological stewardship practices and minimize […]

A final look of a concrete home that was printed using a 3-D printer

World First: Kamp C is the First to Print a Complete House in One Piece

Kamp C, the Westerlo-based provincial Centre for Sustainability and Innovation in construction, is the world’s first to 3-D print a house. They printed this house using the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe. The 90-square metre dwelling was printed in one piece with a fixed printer. This is a world […]

A concrete fireplace with clean, geometric lines that give the space a modern feel.

Architectural Elements featuring Concrete and Other Materials in Clean, Geometric Forms

Inspired by urban living, Eric Weil, sculptor and founder of Oso Industries in Brooklyn, and his team individually handcraft multi­functional furniture and architectural elements featuring concrete and other materials in clean, geometric forms. In 1996 Weil graduated from Oberlin College where he studied sculpture. He also studied woodcarving in Ghana, […]

20-foot Carved Concrete Fireplace Stands Out in Parade of Homes

When Troy Lemon the concrete sculptor met up with Troy Wolfiss the home builder, a fireplace of great proportions ensued. Wolfiss, owner of Artisan Craft Homes, busily designed his new home which would be part of the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids’ Spring Parade of Homes.