Concrete doesn’t grow on trees

Caleb’s project ‘Concrete Doesn’t Grow on Trees’ focuses on the relationship between the natural and man made objects and structures in our landscape. Looking at buildings from an architectural perspective, and informed by studies of brutalism, he aims to call attention to the merits of industrial buildings.

Concrete doesn’t grow on trees is inspired by a conversation between a “shock jock” Mike Graham and a member of Insulate Britain. Graham peddled the fantasy “concrete grows on trees” which is crackers. Caleb has used this as a starting point to explore the urban industrial environment surrounding Edinburgh.

Tillicoultry quarries – Concrete plant

Edinburgh University library – Built in 1967 – One of the many brutalist buildings surrounding the city centre.

Leith flats

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