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Kulturbau And Mall, Benthem Crouwel Architects Jan 2013

Kulturbau And Mall, Benthem Crouwel Architects

Building Case Studies

The volume has an double façade with a Structural-Glazing construction of white silk-screened glass, which embraces the building like a second skin.


Cidade Das Artes, Christian De Portzamparc Jan 2013

Cidade Das Artes, Christian De Portzamparc

Building Case Studies

Between the two horizontal plates of the roof and the terrace are set the large curved concrete walls that contain the halls in an interplay of volumes and voids.


New Concrete House, Wespi De Meuron Jan 2012

New Concrete House, Wespi De Meuron

Building Case Studies

The property adjoins on three sides to existing and new constructions, while to the downhill side it’s attached at the access road and above it provides free views to the Lake Maggiore and to the mountains. The cleareasy-cut volumetry and also the naturalistic materializing of the concrete in the same colour like the natural rocks, integrates the new building with caution in the heterogeneous area. Concrete gets the natural stone of the modern era.


Bank Of Georgia Headquarters, Architectural Group & Partners, Tbilisi Jan 2011

Bank Of Georgia Headquarters, Architectural Group & Partners, Tbilisi

Building Case Studies

No abstract provided.


Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer, Christian De Portzamparc Jan 2011

Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer, Christian De Portzamparc

Building Case Studies

Concrete has relatively high compression strength, but significantly lower tensile strength, and as such is usually reinforced with materials that are strong in tension (often steel). The elasticity of concrete is relatively constant at low stress levels but starts decreasing at higher stress levels as matrix cracking develops. Concrete has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion, and as it matures concrete shrinks. All concrete structures will crack to some extent, due to shrinkage and tension. Concrete which is subjected to long-duration forces is prone to creep.


Archi-Union Architects Office, Archi-Union Architects Jan 2010

Archi-Union Architects Office, Archi-Union Architects

Building Case Studies

This is a low-tech, simple material applied to create an undulating surface


Mülimatt Sports Education And Training Centre, Studio Vacchini Architetti Jan 2010

Mülimatt Sports Education And Training Centre, Studio Vacchini Architetti

Building Case Studies

Acts both as the façade and the structure.


La Tallera, Frida Escobedo Jan 2010

La Tallera, Frida Escobedo

Building Case Studies

Using concrete as a screen, giving it a light appearance despite concretes typical, solid, heavy structure.


La Tallera, Frida Escobedo Jan 2010

La Tallera, Frida Escobedo

Building Case Studies

Using concrete as a screen, giving it a light appearance despite concretes typical, solid, heavy structure.


Tubohotel, T3arc Jan 2010

Tubohotel, T3arc

Building Case Studies

Low-Cost, Fast building structure from recycled concrete tubes.


0-14, Reiser + Umemoto Jan 2010

0-14, Reiser + Umemoto

Building Case Studies

40cm thick concrete shell with more than 1,300 openings performs as an efficient exoskeleton structure that allows to create colum-free open spaces in the interior without the core. It also works as a sunscreen open to light, air, and views.


Ironbank Building, Rta Studio Jan 2009

Ironbank Building, Rta Studio

Building Case Studies

Strength and Durability, Versatility, Low maintenance, Affordability, Fire-resistance, Relatively low emissions of CO2, Energy efficiency in production, Excellent thermal mass, Albedo effect.


California Academy Of Sciences, Renzo Piano Jan 2008

California Academy Of Sciences, Renzo Piano

Building Case Studies

The concrete mix achieved the ultra-low shrinkage requirements, and cast-in-place concreted allowed for complex geometry to be achieved.


Grand Rapids Art Museum, Why Architecture Jan 2007

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Why Architecture

Building Case Studies

Local sand and gravel, cast in place, carefully crafted with no patching allowed.


Sos Children's Villages Lavezzorio Community Center, Studio Gang Architects Jan 2007

Sos Children's Villages Lavezzorio Community Center, Studio Gang Architects

Building Case Studies

Leftover concrete from neighboring projects were donated to this low budget project, were poured in horizontal layers that undulate as it moves along the building. The final layering of the different concrete mixes reveal the fluid nature of concrete before its curing while telling a story of how the building was financed.


The Hall House, Alphaville Architects Jan 2006

The Hall House, Alphaville Architects

Building Case Studies

Strength and Durability, Versatility, Low maintenance, Affordability, Fire-resistance, Relatively low emissions of CO2, Energy efficiency in production, Excellent thermal mass, Albedo effect.


Utrecht Library, Wiel Arets Architects Jan 2004

Utrecht Library, Wiel Arets Architects

Building Case Studies

No abstract provided.


Library Of The Eberswalde Technical School, Herzog & De Meuron Jan 1999

Library Of The Eberswalde Technical School, Herzog & De Meuron

Building Case Studies

The molds used for the precast panels were lined with material which was dot-screened by acid etching, pixle by pixle, to duplicate historical photos from the collection of photographer Thomas Ruff which depict German life. The images are repeated along a band around the building.