Concrete Architecture: Design and Construction

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Burkhard Fröhlich
Birkhauser Architecture, Jan 1, 2002 - Architecture - 80 pages
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Approximately half of the new buildings today are made from concrete -- it can be shaped, it is long-lasting and it is economical. Yet to work successfully with the material concrete the architect requires great technical expertise, experience and a knowledge of highly developed techniques.

In this book some 12 European projects are presented, illustrating the wide spectrum of applications for concrete in construction. The examples show that concrete is not just a functional material which depending on the composition and processing can fulfil the most diverse requirements, it can also be used to meet aesthetic demands. Amongst the buildings documented are the Art Museum Liechtenstein by Meinrad Morger + Heisi Degelo, the Museum PasquArt by Diener & Diener, the Museo de la Illustracion by Vasquez Consuegra, a residential area in Regensburg by Fink + Jocher. Full details, plans and colour illustrations are provided.

The final part of the book includes detailed practical information on using and manufacturing concrete, new applications and the composition of the material. An index completes the volume.

This book is the first in a new series which will look at various topics in the field of architectural engineering. Each volume is intended as a concise introduction to the subject, providing a low-price overview which will be of interest to a wider market in particular students.

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