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Lobby at Amazon.com Headquarters

The main lobby of the newest building at Amazon.com's headquarters campus in central Seattle is definitely one for the books...

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Absolute ConcreteWorks
Amazon.com

Although you can't read the books lining the walls, from floor to ceiling, in the first-floor lobby of Amazon.com's newest building in downtown Seattle, they still tell the story...

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Absolute ConcreteWorks
Poulsbo, Wash.

Steve Silberman, president of Absolute ConcreteWorks, Poulsbo, Wash., describes his company's products as "functional art." Principal artisan Tommy Cook's use...

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Absolute ConcreteWorks
Amazon.com

When the project team that was planning Seattle's 11-building Amazon.com corporate headquarters began discussing the details of landscaping, one issue had them stumped.

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Concrete Countertops:
Fusing Art with Function

Not all concrete countertop companies are the same. In the case of Absolute Concrete Works, they take customer service to a new level. No two products are ever the same.

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Concrete Countertops
For Fun and Profit

Take one part woodworker, mix in a generous helping of artiste, add structural engineer, chemist and environmentalist and dump the entire concoction into a mixer.

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Old-World Fireplace Surround
From 3,000 lbs to 970 lbs

If it was possible to unearth an ancient ruin and use it as a fireplace surround, then the Bentley's, homeowners of a new Mediterranean estate, would have done it.

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Contractors Combine
For unique concrete countertops

Creating kitchens that are classic and simple while incorporating tangible objects from the owners' lives is not an easy task. But ACW was up to the task.

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Concrete Countertop:
The absolutely amazing countertops

If at the word concrete you think drab grey slabs and 70s architecture, you are in for a surprise. In the hands of the craftsmen at Absolute ConcreteWorks, Concrete...

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Countertops:
Glass-Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Concrete has long been a popular material for countertops. However, in recent years, the need for structurally sounder, lighter-weight concrete with greater design flexibility...

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Concrete Countertops Flow Like a River Through Custom Kitchen

Creativity is the secret to the success that Absolute ConcreteWorks (ACW) has had with precast concrete countertops. "It comes down to inspiration," says artist Tommy Cook.

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Types of Architectural Precast Concrete

Unlike concrete used solely for utilitarian purposes, the function of architectural precast concrete is primarily aesthetic. That means special concrete mixes, such as...

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Counter
Intelligence

Although the word 'concrete' often conjures up mental images of the gravelly composition that makes up our roads and highways, it is actually a versatile and...

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Our Only Limitation...
Is Imagination

At the Absolute Concrete Works design studio, showroom and fabrication facility in Poulsbo, an unusual group of artists, apprentices and one businessman...

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Hot fireplaces have a hearth-warming winter

We've come a long way from using fireplaces as a simple heating source or cooking mechanism. Sure, fireplaces have maintained their basic utility over the years.

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Absolute Concrete Works
Spells Success in Seattle

For Steve Silberman and Tommy Cook, owners of Absolute ConcreteWorks (ACW) LLC, their maxim, fusing art with function, is a principle that has yielded limitless...

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Fabulous
Fireplace Surrounds

The fireplace is often one of the most visible design elements in a room, serving as both a focal point and a reflection of the owner's personal style.

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CONCRETE
chic

BLAME IT ON A DINNER PARTY. Steve Silberman's home boasts aqua-blue kitchen counters. They sparkle in the foreground of his Olympic Peninsula waterfront home...

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