Fibre Cement: Technology and Design

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Walter de Gruyter, 2007 - Architecture - 159 pages
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Fiber cement‚primarily known by the brand name Eternit in many countries‚has been enjoying a renaissance for a decade. Structures by GŁnter Behnisch, Bearth & Deplazes, Coop Himmelblau, MVRDV, Morphosis, and many others exploit its tremendous formal and chromatic versatility at a time when elegant minimalism and flexible practicality are highly prized commodities in architecture. Also, the new generation of fiber cement slabs has air and water permeability characteristics that make it unrivaled for certain purposes. In ever expanding realms of home and workplace, it is also used for individual aesthetic design (e.g. interior house walls, exhibition architecture, and functional and industrial structures).

This book introduces the technology of fiber cement and its material and architectural history and presents some thirky outstanding new and recent projects from Europe and the United States, practically organized by principal applications‚facade, roof, interior architecture, and object design.

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Apartment block Vienna Austria Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Office building Los Angeles California USA Thorn Mayne Morphosis

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About the author (2007)

Jan R. Krause, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architektur, directs the Master‚s Degree Program AMM Architektur Media Management at the Fachhochschule Bochum in the Department of Architecture.

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