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Industrial Elegance

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory

by Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco

The answer to anything is always in nature. I believe that however much the technology develops,  it will never create something that nature cannot.

Architect’s inspiration comes from the primitive bamboo structures. The way the bamboo sticks are put together, is a way of construction for strength.

Obviously it is not the same reason why the architect used a similar texture to the primitive bamboo structure. In this building the woven concrete serves as the skin of the factory.

Do the industrial structures have to be ugly? Or can you create beauty from the ugliness?

The same ”boring” factory, same ”grey” concrete color , but the way Cementos Argos building is done, still gives me excitement as an architectural piece.

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