IntroductionConcrete can be used and processed in such a versatile manner that no other building material can compete with it. Concrete is not just a grey material that could be used as a base for further surface finishes. Common man perceives concrete to be a dull grey material that degrades the environment, exacerbated by media proclamations of "concrete jungle". This is because concrete is made that way today, focusing only on its structural function and not bringing out its aesthetic potential. In modern architecture one of the important means of design is Architectural Concrete. This is a concrete which provides aesthetic finish without compromising on structural capabilities. Through the design capabilities of the fresh concrete, virtually any shape and quality can be economically realised. This would require involving special forms, special finishing techniques, or special ingredients, and the resulting variety of effects is almost unlimited. Beyond aesthetics, the lighter colors offer energy efficiency and safety.
Colouring the Concrete
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