Since the Roman Empire, concrete has been used as a construction material because of its versatility. Concrete can take on several forms and serve many functions. Unité d’Habitation, by Le Corbusier, is an example of using concrete to easily transition from floor to wall and from rooftop to pool. Concrete can also be formed into geometric and organic shapes, as demonstrated by Richard Meier in the Jubilee Church.
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