Epic 2016 – A gathering of concrete cognoscentes

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in concrete design house, creativity, Epic, GFRC

Assembled group
Ok, so this past week, we traveled a couple hours south to the outskirts of Atlanta to attend a Buddy Rhodes event called “Epic.” What’s Epic? Basically, it’s a three-day gathering of the world’s concrete artisans and makers to collaborate, talk, listen, learn, and push the envelope on what’s possible with concrete. I heard someone describe it as “A smaller specialized Burning Man for concrete enthusiasts”, and from what I experienced that might not be far off. One thing is sure; this creative world of concrete isn’t a boring place.

The Case for Concrete Countertops

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in concrete design house, GFRC, interior design, kitchen, modern

picturesque cabin with gorgeous concrete countertops

Whether you’re looking to buy a house or already have your home, the kitchen is a social center. It’s a must see for potential buyers and it’s used every day by you and your family. It is firmly cemented as the most important room in the house and your countertops are the jewel on the crown of your kitchen. If you’re in the middle of a kitchen redesign and looking for new countertops, have you considered concrete? Have questions? Let us walk you through it!

Understanding AR Glass Fibers in Artisan Concrete

Understanding AR Glass Fibers in Artisan Concrete

(This is another article written by Jeremy French of Buddy Rhodes Concrete. The original can be found here. We thank Jeremy and Buddy Rhodes for allowing us to share this article on our blog.) The majority of artisan concrete projects, including concrete countertops, architectural panels, concrete vanities, and concrete furniture pieces often achieve their primary […]

Understanding PVA Fibers in Artisan Concrete

Understanding PVA Fibers in Artisan Concrete

  (This article is written by Jeremy French of Buddy Rhodes Concrete. The original can be found here. We thank Jeremy and Buddy Rhodes for allowing us to share this article on our blog.) The majority of artisan concrete projects, including concrete countertops, architectural panels, concrete vanities, and concrete furniture pieces often achieve their primary […]

the Teahupo’o bench

the Teahupo’o bench

Sometimes it seems that pieces make themselves. But we all know this not to be true. Blood, sweat and profanity is always spilt. It is during these bloody gory times that skill, passion and inspiration fall into place and “life” is created. This is what happened with the Teahupo’o bench. The truth is that the […]

Redefining the Sink

Redefining the Sink

The flow and movement of water has captivated man since the beginning. Water is an essential part of our essence and survival; often one that is taken for granted with nary a thought. By rethinking the traditional sink we are bringing attention and appreciation back to one of the most basic elements.   The modern sink […]

the 300 Year Old Mantel

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in architecture, design, GFRC, interior design, misc
the 300 Year Old Mantel

Could we recreate a 300 year old French stone mantel out of concrete? This was the question posed to us by a hopeful client. She had visions of old world beauty and character with all of its aged worn, charm being created in her living room.

What the GFRC!

What the GFRC!

GFRC is the wave of the future. GFRC is the best thing since sliced bread. GFRC is the absolute hottest topic that everyone that is anyone is talking about. Just uttering the words GFRC make you cool; so if you want to impress your designer/architect friends read on and take notes.  The truth of the […]