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Graphic Concrete Ltd | Blog

Challenge: a fully black concrete element building

By Graphic Concrete

An impressive dark building has appeared over the winter in the Kista district of Stockholm. In accordance with the original assignment by real estate company Klövern, the building was constructed from concrete elements, but to fulfil the wishes of ...

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Hospitals of the future exude hope and energy

By Graphic Concrete

Hospitals are places you would prefer not to have to visit – you certainly don’t visit them to have a good time. This image is all too often reinforced by the drab facades of hospitals. We at Graphic Concrete want to bring a sense of positivism to ...

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The Top 4 Considerations when you Design a Precast Facade

By Linda Hirvonen

A precast façade will tell the story of a place, a company, or the building site itself in a unique way, especially when you also use the readily available graphic concrete technology. But where to start? Like any design, this starts with an idea ...

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A surface that surprises the viewer and invites to touch

By Linda Hirvonen

Concrete texture: Touch the façade surface Have you ever seen people touching the facade of a building with excitement? You haven’t? Well I have to say I have, many times, as strange as it sounds. But those facades weren’t wood, laid brick, plaster ...

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‘Can I Make My Own Concrete Graphic Pattern?’: 
4 easy steps to create a unique design

By Lena Weckström

Patterns on graphic concrete walls are very popular and may come in any shape, form or color. If you are wondering, “Can I make my own concrete graphic pattern?”, you can. Below are the why’s and how’s, as well as access to the 4 easy steps that ...

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FAQ: ‘How much does Graphic Concrete cost?’

By Linda Hirvonen

Money, money, money. Love it or hate it, we cannot begin a project without a thought to costs. Maybe that’s why the questions we hear the most often are about graphic design and price. When meeting with architects or builders to discuss graphic ...

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Your Own Special Cocktail: When it comes to concrete and color

By Lena Weckström

Concrete is a wonderful material because it can be transformed into any shape or color, is truly resistant to weather and wear and, at its best, can be extremely beautiful. When designing your graphic concrete pattern or image, you need to think ...

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Pattern, scale, and viewing distance of Graphic Concrete

By Lena Weckström

From afar, all humans basically look about the same; the closer you get, the more interesting details emerge, making us each unique. When you come really close, it’s not only about looks but also about a feeling. An emotional connection is formed. I ...

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Elevate your Infrastructure

By Lena Weckström

When we think of infrastructure, we often picture tons of concrete or steel, roads or railways, and power stations. That’s because infrastructure is the backbone of almost everything we do. It can be impressive at its core. Yet doesn’t the backbone, ...

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Viborg Landsarkiv – A provincial archive in the middle of fields

By Graphic Concrete

In the middle of the Danish field landscape rises a light, drawing-like building of 4800m2. The viewer has to look twice. Is it a real building or a huge drawing?

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Milford-on-Sea Beach Huts built to withstand heavy storms

By Nina Chydenius

Milford-on-Sea, a large village on the south coast of England in Hampshire, is scenically located and protected from development by a surrounding green belt of land. From the beach, the Needles of the Isle of Wight are clearly visible on most days. ...

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What is beautiful, ugly, right or wrong?

By Nina Chydenius

The decision to expand the Långbrodal school in Stockholm was made in June 2014. The building work started in summer 2015 and lasted for two years, just as planned. The school building was inaugurated on 28 September this year. Three of the ...

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