lunes, 11 de abril de 2016

#books #architecture | Concrete, concrete, concrete : pure, strong, surprising

Concrete, concrete, concrete : pure, strong, surprising / Chris van Uffelen.
Braun, [Berlin] : 2015.
351 p. : il.
ISBN 9783037681893

Arquitectura -- Siglo XXI.
Construcción de hormigón.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72.038 CON*spi

Concrete is an all-around talent, already in use in ancient Rome and since the second half of the 20th century one of the most important building materials. After a period of excess and architectural faux pas a renaissance of – exposed – concrete began in the 1990s. Whether the design would expressive-opulent or minimalistic-clear, the constant advance of technological developments, especially sophisticated new types of concrete, made possible phenomenal, previously unattainable constructions in high design quality. This volume provides an overview of contemporary realized projects. Their selection presents the many faces of concrete and the breadth of design possibilities of this building material. Furthermore, excursuses are dedicated to the role of concrete in product design.

Expressive-opulent at times and minimalist -clear at others– concrete is always new, exciting, and startling. Whether visible or invisible, delicate or powerful, the constantly evolving technological developments and especially sophisticated new materials allow phenomenal innovative designs with the highest possible artistic quality. This volume sheds light on all the different faces of concrete, presenting an overview of the great variety of outstanding contemporary projects. It highlights the extensive scope of design possibilities as well as the immense potential incorporated in this unique building material.

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