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Joensuun Elli Residential Building

Finland

Graphic Concrete Joensuun Elli Residential Building

At this student housing facility three large 3 x 3,8 meter female figures make an impressive and direct contact with the passers-by.

This wonderful work of art, entitled “Sisters”, is based on three paintings by artist Maria Mughal: “Poem”, “Nature” and “Helen of Troy”. Mughal’s original inspiration for the series of works was based on concrete as a material – often considered gray and cold, even impersonal.

These colorful images are the very opposite; achieved by adding yellow, red, and blue pigments in the concrete mix. The vast amount of different color tones is achieved by exposing black aggregate - more or less- depending on the wanted tone.

This is a fine example of the preciseness of Graphic Concrete - even the most intricate design can be transferred to a precast concrete surface!

Architecture: Arcadia Oy Arkkitehtitoimisto
Color: Color (Pigments)
Pattern: Designer's own
Design: Maria Mughal
Prefabrication: Pielisen Betoni Oy
Address: Leinikkitie, Joensuu, Finland
Type: Residential Building
Year: 2011
Photo: Graphic Concrete

Graphic Concrete Joensuun Elli Residential Building
Graphic Concrete Joensuun Elli Residential Building
Graphic Concrete Joensuun Elli Residential Building
Graphic Concrete Joensuun Elli Residential Building

Graphic Concrete Ltd
Itälahdenkatu 18 C, 5 fl. FI-00210 Helsinki
Tel: +358 (0)40 621 2200
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www.graphicconcrete.com

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