Cement Patterns

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cubism reinterpreted

photo via core.form-ula

Los Angeles is a hot bed for 1960s architecture and with it comes a variety of patterns formed from cement. Driving down Wilshire Boulevard, there are numerous vintage office buildings with sculpted facades creating a decorative curtain between what once housed busy workers and the outside world. From lace-like blocks to three dimensional cubes, cement takes on a patterned form adding a layer of depth and design to the minimalist aesthetic common with this time period.

If you are up for a DIY project, why not try making your own cement blocks? or if you’re feeling lazy, pick up some retro ones here.