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Conference Crystal For Eurovital Immobilien Gmbh In Iselsberg, Austria, Mhm Architects Jan 2010

Conference Crystal For Eurovital Immobilien Gmbh In Iselsberg, Austria, Mhm Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Glass.

Material used: Glass.

Properties of materials: Glass is used to provide views out to the mountain range from all areas within the building. At the sam time, this type of facade creates an interesting effect when the landscape reflects off the glass surfaces.


Ten Broeck Cottage For Sears Company/Willis Group Holding In Columbia County, New York, Messana O'Rorke Jan 2010

Ten Broeck Cottage For Sears Company/Willis Group Holding In Columbia County, New York, Messana O'Rorke

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Material of interest: Metal.

Material used: Corten steel.

Material properties: Corten Steel was used for the exterior cladding of this structure. This type of metal is created due to natural rusting. It allows for the building facade to age naturally without regular maintenance.


Umicore Building For Umicore Precious Metals Refining In Hoboken, Belgium, Conix Architects Jan 2009

Umicore Building For Umicore Precious Metals Refining In Hoboken, Belgium, Conix Architects

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Material of interest: Hybrid or composite materials

Material used: Zinc panels

Properties of material: Zinc Panels are used to clad both the wall and roof systems. This material is naturally occurring and very abundant. In addition, this material can be reused, in the case that the panels are removed or once they are replaced.


Soccer City Stadium, Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners, Populous Jan 2009

Soccer City Stadium, Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners, Populous

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Material of interest: Cement panels.

Material used: FibreC Exterior Concrete Skin 13.

Properties of material: Layers of glassfibre in a concrete matrix; Highly stressable “slim” concrete (8 to 13mm thick); No steel reinforcement, lightweight, high flexural strength; Pure organic substances: 95% consists of sand, concrete, glass fibers; Over 50 year life span; 55% recycled material, 100% recyclable


Cahill Center For Astronomy And Astrophysics At Caltech, Morphosis Jan 2008

Cahill Center For Astronomy And Astrophysics At Caltech, Morphosis

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Material of interest: Cement fiber panels.

Material used: Siwsspearl cement composite panels.

Properties of material: Over 40 year lifespan; Color stability and homogenous aging; 40% bonding agent, 11% additives including high quality pigments, 2% reinforcing fibers, 5% process fibers, 12% water, 30% air


Ssm / Kanno Museum Of Art, Atelier Hitoshi Abe Jan 2006

Ssm / Kanno Museum Of Art, Atelier Hitoshi Abe

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Weathering steel.

Material used: Corten Steel Sandwich Panel (t=68) all welded, no paint finish.

Properties of material: Develops patina


Eden Project For The Eden Project Ltd. In Cornwall, United Kingdom, Nicholas Grimshaw Jan 2001

Eden Project For The Eden Project Ltd. In Cornwall, United Kingdom, Nicholas Grimshaw

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Plastic.

Material used: Thermoplastic.

Properties of material: These panels are high performing ETFE, which is an energy efficient system. the use of this material allows the shape of the building to be curved, allowing this highly fabricated material to sit naturally in the landscape.


Louvre Glass Pyramid For The Louvre Museum In Paris, France, I.M. Pei Jan 1989

Louvre Glass Pyramid For The Louvre Museum In Paris, France, I.M. Pei

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Glass.

Material used: Glass.

Properties of material: Glass panels in a Steel Frame form the modern element to this historic building. The two triangles, one interior and one exterior, reflect off the other to form a unique relationship.