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Old January 15th, 2007, 10:00 AM   #21
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Cos concrete is cool - thats why!
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Old January 15th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #22
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Old January 15th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #23
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Old January 15th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #24
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Old January 15th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #25
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Old January 15th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #26
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Come on Longy, how on-earth do those new(is it new?) 'concrete slabs' improve the appearance of the RNCM building or that part of Oxford Road?

We're supposed to be improving Oxford Road, not replacing like for like.

Good grief man.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 01:58 PM   #27
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What was the ******* point?

Lets redevelope the front of the building and replace the concrete with erm..... concrete.(paving slabs)

I give up.
whats wrong with concrete? i realy like the old college and the new extension complements it well
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Old January 15th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #28
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whats wrong with concrete? i realy like the old college and the new extension complements it well
What's right with concrete?

One of the new additions that improve the new frontage of the RNCM building is the introduction of glass. Sadly this positive new feature is overwhelmed by the addition of those monolithic 'concrete paving slabs'.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 02:54 PM   #29
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The concrete slabs look really smart and modern.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #30
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The concrete slabs look really smart and modern.
Thats because they are new.
Wait until they become dull and dirty. And it'll happen pretty quick.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #31
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The concrete slabs look really smart and modern.
My patio looks dirty, warn, and dated. The surface is concrete BTW.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #32
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My patio looks dirty, warn, and dated. The surface is concrete BTW.
Invest in a power washer - soon look good again. (For a short while)
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #33
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What's right with concrete?

One of the new additions that improve the new frontage of the RNCM building is the introduction of glass. Sadly this positive new feature is overwhelmed by the addition of those monolithic 'concrete paving slabs'.
its an amazing matterial. very very strong, can be moulded into any shape, almost fire proof, provides excelent thermal and acoustic insulation, can be dyed a variety of colours and polished to create beautiful smooth finishes (beetham tower podium, floor in selfriges foodhall and lowry centre)

i havent seen this building in person but from the photographs it strikes me as having a pure and honest quality to it whilst still making a statement.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #34
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its an amazing matterial. very very strong, can be moulded into any shape, almost fire proof, provides excelent thermal and acoustic insulation, can be dyed a variety of colours and polished to create beautiful smooth finishes (beetham tower podium, floor in selfriges foodhall and lowry centre)

i havent seen this building in person but from the photographs it strikes me as having a pure and honest quality to it whilst still making a statement.
Point taken Golddigga. Unortunately I don't find (grey) concrete attractive, apart form one exception. Which of course isn't grey.



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Sorry to sound patronising jrcrete but saying you dont like concrete is saying you dont like music cos you dont like Westlife.
The concrete on your patio is incomparable to high grade construction concrete. There are probably concrete buildings you like - you just didnt realise it was concrete.
Its such a versatile material and varies so greatly in quality and application that just to write a building off because it has concrete in it does yourself a disservice because i know your a clever chap.
Me and you will have a chat and walk round one day and i will expand your mind to the wonders of concrete!
Concrete is good - trust me - you just dont realise it yet!
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Old January 15th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #36
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Sorry to sound patronising jrcrete but saying you dont like concrete is saying you dont like music cos you dont like Westlife.
The concrete on your patio is incomparable to high grade construction concrete. There are probably concrete buildings you like - you just didnt realise it was concrete.
Its such a versatile material and varies so greatly in quality and application that just to write a building off because it has concrete in it does yourself a disservice because i know your a clever chap.
Me and you will have a chat and walk round one day and i will expand your mind to the wonders of concrete!
Concrete is good - trust me - you just dont realise it yet!
Longy. You stand a better chance of selling me a one bedroom apartment at the Green Quarter.

Nothing will convince me that concrete is attractive. Your right, It might be a versatile material, but I'm afraid that's about it.

Look at it another way.

It's like going on a blind date. You still go even though you know she's going to be ugly. 'Hi, I'm John'. 'Hi. I'm concrete'. 'This is my sister Slab'.

http://www.concrete.org.uk/

http://www.concretecentre.com/main.asp?page=84

It's easy to pick on this building, so I will.

Concrete.



On the other hand.

Concrete and glass. Beautiful.



PS. Give me breeze blocks anytime. 'Ooooh breeze blocks'. 'I just love breeze blocks'.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #37
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You can now get Colour changing concrete! . How mint is that?
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What about this beautiful concretastic building jrb?
Hate this one do ya?

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Old January 16th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #39
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What about this beautiful concretastic building jrb?
Hate this one do ya?

The man's a genius. I 'LOVE' concrete!!
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