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100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings

Author : Philip Jodidio
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 379 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:931956500

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Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture

Author : David Phillips,Megumi Yamashita
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2012-10-26
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781780675060

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Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern concrete architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 49 of the most recently completed and influential concrete designs for both residential and commercial architecture. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled consistently and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project.

100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings

Author : Philip Jodidio
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 730 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2021-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 3836584034

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Author : iO Tillett Wright
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2020-11-10
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780525575160

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Oasis by iO Tillett Wright Pdf

Welcome to the desert. Welcome home. This visually stunning tour of the world’s most amazing desert homes will inspire you to create an oasis with “desert vibes” wherever you are. Creatives are drawn in by the extreme landscapes and limited resources of the desert; in fact, they’re inspired by them, and the homes they’ve built here prove the power of an oasis. From renovated Airstreams to sprawling, modern stucco, desert has become the new beachfront. In Oasis, artist iO Tillett Wright captures the best of this specific culture that emphasizes living simply, beautifully, and in connection with the earth. He highlights the homes that define this desert mindset, featuring the classics like Georgia O’Keefe’s in Abiquiu, New Mexico, alongside more modern homes such as Michael Barnard’s Solar House in Marfa, Texas. With Casey Dunn’s stunning photography, Oasis will transport you to these relaxing refuges, where you’ll learn what elements create the balance of intentionality, ease, style, and function that these homes exude.

Concrete Creations

Author : Dirk Meyhöfer
Publisher : Braun Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Architecture, Modern
ISBN : 3938780320

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Creations made of concrete about seventy projects from recent years present the new face of concrete in architecture. They show how architects knead concrete structures and which amazing qualities can be developed by the usage of exposed concrete. The publication Concrete Creations of the series Architecture & Materials demonstrates by using plans, drawings as well as pictures and texts that the popular construction material has more to offer than it is usually assumed and that it does not necessarily need to be grey.


Author : Peter Collins
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Page : 518 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0773525645

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Concrete by Peter Collins Pdf

Collins provides a thorough history of the new nineteenth century material and goes on to examine the theories on its architectural expression, focussing on determining role of the reinforced concrete frame. He argues that Perret provides the first rational and effective expression of classical principles in modern construction. Published in 1959 and out of print since 1975, this new edition of Concrete includes a foreword by Kenneth Frampton, a scholarly introduction by Réjean Legault, and several additional essays on Perret by Peter Collins. From the Foreword by Kenneth Frampton: "Concrete remains a valuable historical text that in many respects has never been given its due. It is an unmatched pioneering history of the development of reinforced concrete up to 1914. It records and analyses the densely articulated, if provincial, English debate with respect to the aesthetic challenge posed by the increasing popularity of concrete from around 1870 onwards. Finally, until very recently it was the only readily available monograph on Auguste Perret in English. In this regard it is particularly valuable as a thorough and perceptive assessment of Perret's life and career, one that still stands as a point of departure for all current attempts to situate this seminal architect within the wider trajectory of twentieth-century culture."

Concrete Architecture

Author : Catherine Croft
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Architecture, Modern
ISBN : 9781856693646

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Inspiration for architects and urban planners, this text presents a re-evaluation of a material finally coming into its own in the 21st century - concrete. The text is illustrated with projects from some of the biggest-name architects around.

Concrete Concept

Author : Christopher Beanland
Publisher : Frances Lincoln
Page : 194 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2021-12-07
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781781012031

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Concrete Concept by Christopher Beanland Pdf

"A lively journey around the world's brutalist buildings" "A dazzlingly shot whistle-stop of the much-maligned style's greatest hits ... the book showcases confidence, clarity and the historical importance of the movement." Monocle No modern architectural movement has aroused so much awe and so much ire as Brutalism. This is architecture at its most assertive: compelling, distinctive, sometimes terrifying. But, as Concrete Concept shows, Brutalism can be about love as well as hate. This inspiring and informative photographic survey profiles 50 brutalist buildings from around the world. Travelling the globe – from Le Corbusier's Unite d’Habitation (Marseille, France), to the Former Whitney Museum (New York City, USA) to Preston Bus Station (Preston, UK) – this book covers concrete architecture in its most extraordinary forms, demonstrating how Brutalism has changed our landscapes and infected popular culture. Now in a stylish mini format, this is the perfect tour of Brutalism's biggest hits.

Concrete Houses

Author : Steve Huyton,Cheryl Weber
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2021-11-28
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0764362771

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Concrete Houses by Steve Huyton,Cheryl Weber Pdf

Robust and raw, concrete has been a rudimentary building material for centuries, but it is only relatively recently that architects have begun exploring its softer, tactile side in the design of houses. Concrete is durable, recyclable, and thermally efficient, and it goes up quickly compared to wood or metal framing. The appeal for architects, though, is its plasticity and potential for magic, making poetry out of the mundane. Witness concrete's endless form-making possibilities in this collection of contemporary homes by A-list architects in diverse locations across Japan, Australia, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, the US, and more. Along with exquisite color photography and plans, the architects share their design approach to projects ranging from 10,000 square feet on spectacular sites, to compact urban gems. This close-up of 20 striking houses celebrates the texture and physics of a material that has long been taken for granted.

Concrete Toronto

Author : Michael McClelland,Graeme Stewart
Publisher : Coach House Books
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1552451933

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Concrete Toronto by Michael McClelland,Graeme Stewart Pdf

In the sixties, architecture fell in love with concrete. Architecture has since shifted its fondness to glass and steel, and concrete buildings have fallen out of favor and into disrepair. But they represent an exciting era of faith in architecture and technical innovation that has yet to be documented.Concrete Torontoacts as a guidebook to the city's extensive concrete heritage. Architects, journalists, professors, concrete experts, and even the original architects use a wealth of new and archival photos, drawings, interviews, articles, and case studies to celebrate Toronto's concrete past.

Raw Concrete

Author : Barnabas Calder
Publisher : Random House
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2016-04-21
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781448151295

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AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR Beginning in a tiny hermitage on the remote north Scottish coast, and ending up backstage at the National Theatre, Raw Concrete embarks on a wide-ranging journey through Britain over the past sixty years, stopping to examine how eight extraordinary buildings were made - from commission to construction - why they have been so vilified, and why they are beginning to be loved.


Author : Mary Soderstrom
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2020-10-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0889777861

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Concrete by Mary Soderstrom Pdf

Imagine what the world would be like without concrete: there'd be no high-rises, no grand irrigation projects, no lettuce from southern climes in the winter, no multi-lane highways crisscrossing continents, a shortage of electricity, more mud in some places, more solitude in others. But because of the fossil fuels and other resources required to make concrete, there also would be less CO2 in the atmosphere and less dramatic climate change. In Concrete: From Ancient Origins to a Problematic Future, Soderstrom tells the story of concrete's glorious past, extravagant present, and uncertain future with careful research, lively anecdotes, and thoughtful reflection. The framework for this exploration is one the Romans--famous for concrete structures that are still strong--would understand: the four elements of Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. "[For] those of us who are thinking about, and educating for, deep cultural change, . . . for those of us that care about what it means to be good, in the deepest sense; to participants in an earth-system that is failing at human hands, in the context of recognizing the repercussions of the Anthropocene." --Laura Sewall, author of Sight and Sensibility: The Ecopsychology of Perception

Chinese Brutalism Today

Author : Alberto Bologna
Publisher : Antique Collector's Club
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1943532389

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Chinese Brutalism Today' is divided into three chapters and ends with a methodological afterword that explains the reasons why the research was carried out and the scientific tools used. The first chapter is "Exposed concrete in the design process," the second is "Identity Research: Towards an Ornate Surface" and the third is "Global ambition: towards a polished surface." The narration takes place through a substantial written part accompanied by specific images that facilitate the understanding of the text. Transversally, in the narrative, an interpretation is given to the precise and ambiguous dictates announced in 2017 by President Xi Jinping: to pursue a contemporary architecture made of "international standards with Chinese characteristics."


Author : Mark Pasnik,Chris Grimley,Michael Kubo
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 337 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2015-10-27
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580934244

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Heroic by Mark Pasnik,Chris Grimley,Michael Kubo Pdf

Often problematically labeled as “Brutalist” architecture, the concrete buildings that transformed Boston during 1960s and 1970s were conceived with progressive-minded intentions by some of the world’s most influential designers, including Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, I. M. Pei, Henry Cobb, Araldo Cossutta, Gerhard Kallmann and Michael McKinnell, Paul Rudolph, Josep Lluís Sert, and The Architects Collaborative. As a worldwide phenomenon, building with concrete represents one of the major architectural movements of the postwar years, but in Boston it was deployed in more numerous and diverse civic, cultural, and academic projects than in any other major U.S. city. After decades of stagnation and corrupt leadership, public investment in Boston in the 1960s catalyzed enormous growth, resulting in a generation of bold buildings that shared a vocabulary of concrete modernism. The period from the 1960 arrival of Edward J. Logue as the powerful and often controversial director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority to the reopening of Quincy Market in 1976 saw Boston as an urban laboratory for the exploration of concrete’s structural and sculptural qualities. What emerged was a vision for the city’s widespread revitalization often referred to as the “New Boston.” Today, when concrete buildings across the nation are in danger of insensitive renovation or demolition, Heroic presents the concrete structures that defined Boston during this remarkable period—from the well-known (Boston City Hall, New England Aquarium, and cornerstones of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University) to the already lost (Mary Otis Stevens and Thomas F. McNulty’s concrete Lincoln House and Studio; Sert, Jackson & Associates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School)—with hundreds of images; essays by architectural historians Joan Ockman, Lizabeth Cohen, Keith N. Morgan, and Douglass Shand-Tucci; and interviews with a number of the architects themselves. The product of 8 years of research and advocacy, Heroic surveys the intentions and aspirations of this period and considers anew its legacies—both troubled and inspired.


Author : Manuela Roth
Publisher : Braun Publishing AG
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Architecture, Modern
ISBN : 3037681071

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Concrete by Manuela Roth Pdf

Hardly any other material unites such contradictory associations, stigmatized on the one hand, celebrated on the other - concrete is still in the spotlight. Its almost inexhaustible potential and ever new applications and possibilities make it a most valuable building material. Especially in combination with other building ware it displays an astonishing flexibility of utilization. Recent developments leading to new possibilities have inspired architects and designers to innovative and exciting solutions. The contemporary projects presented in this volume provide impressive testimony to the many faces of concrete and how much design potential it possesses. The publication shows with impressive images and distinct texts the ongoing relevance and inimitable fascination of concrete.