Kōrero: Building materials

Toilet block (2 o 2)

Toilet block

Workers construct a concrete public toilet on the Petone foreshore in 1971. Concrete blocks are a popular building material due to the speed of construction. At this time concrete water pipes – used on this roof – were being used in houses as window frames by experimental architects such as Ian Athfield.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/4-018475-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Cement and concrete', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25109/toilet-block (accessed 27 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Jeremy Salmond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010