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Concrete is the message,

a message sent by the people (architects/users) 

by the environment (furnishings/accessories/weather)

by itself (material/culture).

Concrete as the medium for Brutalism contributes to the most recognisable characteristic of this architectural style. Take a closer look at Welbeck Street car park, the concrete surface is a silent documentary for the building. The fabrication process, the traces caused by weather and users, these delicate details reveal the story behind the architecture.

Clay as a transformation medium collects architectural traces of Welbeck Street car park. As an interpretation medium, it creates communication between people and building. How we interpret buildings will change the way we transform these concrete structures.