Concrete has infinite possibilities in terms of form and finishes.
Concrete is a building material aggregated by broken stone, gravel, sand, cement and water. It forms a stone-like mass once it hardened. Its use as a constructual material dates back to 300 BC and has infinite possibilities in terms of form and finishes. Concrete is the backbone of modern architecture and using it intelligently in our projects, for both structural and aesthetic purposes, is our aim. It uniquely allows to be shaped, before it hardens, which adds fluidity and dynamism to our designs. As a structural element, concrete can be constructed to span and cantilever and can even arch to form complex shapes. Together with engineers, we can create strong and beautiful designs using concrete.
“Concrete is the backbone of modern architecture.” – Ben Kotlowitz
The Protea Cape Castle Hotel, a 14 storey hotel designed by KMMA, is topped by a spectacular 5 bedroom penthouse crowned with a double curved concrete slab roof. The roof creates a spacious double volume interior space in the penthouse and gives the building a unique and memorable shape. Built in 1996, this building is gracefully standing the test of time.