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Magazine 11/2012

Concrete Construction

Concrete Construction

Photo: Filippo Simonetti

Disputed by laypersons and loved by architects – concrete is a highly versatile material. Its appearance can be influenced in an amazing number of different ways: from intentionally rough and coarse finishes, to smooth surfaces in various shapes and colours.

The selection considered in this issue focuses on structures in which visible concrete surfaces play an important role. Unusual ways of using the material – such as the creation of a sculptured public urban space in Innsbruck by LAAC Architekten, are included, as well as unusual building tasks – such as the new Islamic graveyard in the Austrian Vorarlberg region designed by Bernardo Bader. Each of the documented structures illustrates in its own special way, how architecture is created by a deliberate and sensitive use of the material.

Concrete Construction

Photo: Sven Paustian, D–Pirmasens

Concrete Construction

Photo: Adolf Bereuter, A–Dornbirn

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Inspirations from issue 11/2012

Discussion: Building with Concrete - New Impulses

The advancement of construction materials and applications has, time and time again, enriched the architectural discipline. Particularly building with concrete ...

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Public Archives and Library in Montpellier

The multi-use building named Pierresvives – literally “living stones” – is set in an area under development in the northwest ...

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Weinberghaus – an Experimental ­Building outside Wörrstadt

This small structure – whose name alludes to its location in a hillside vineyard – is the result of close ...

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Islamic Cemetery in Altach

For this project, the architects elected to work with the notion of the cemetery as primal ­garden – a recurring ...

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Residence in Ghent

Although small, this building – wedged between typical Flemish brick facades – manages to make its presence felt, perhaps because ...

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Seminar Building at the Former Greißelbach Station

South of the Bavarian city of Neumarkt lies an old train station, one that has not been in use since 1989. ...

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Double Gymnasium in Chiasso

This new double gymnasium for a vocational and trade school is located right in the centre of Chiasso, not far ...

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Redevelopment of a Square in Innsbruck

Until recently Landhausplatz, a public square situated between Innsbruck’s Central Station and the historic centre, was little more than a ...

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The Hepworth Wakefield

Like other cities in Northern England, Wakefield was faced with the decline of mining and manufacturing. Its new museum commemorating ...

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Administration Building in Berlin

The first project to be realised in the new ­“Europacity” district located north of Berlin’s Central Station – this 18-storey ...

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Library in Curno

Curno, located some forty kilometres northeast of Milan, has been one of the more prosperous communities in the province of ...

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Technology: Concrete Remediation for Historic Preservation

In the 1980s historic preservation was confronted with an heretofore unknown problem: the exposed concrete facades of post-war buildings were ...

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Topics from issue 11/2012
Architecture

Three-Dimensional Puzzle: Archive and Library Building in Montpellier

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“Its conception is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive assertions of our will to create dynamic and fluid spaces. ...

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