Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete / Edition 1

Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete / Edition 1

by Jean-Louis Cohen
     
 

In Liquid Stone architects, engineers, and scholars explore the changing nature of concrete from both technical and aesthetic perspectives. More than thirty buildings by leading international architects such as Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Norman Foster, and Santiago Calatrava demonstrate through detailed descriptions,… See more details below

Overview

In Liquid Stone architects, engineers, and scholars explore the changing nature of concrete from both technical and aesthetic perspectives. More than thirty buildings by leading international architects such as Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Norman Foster, and Santiago Calatrava demonstrate through detailed descriptions, photographs, and technical drawings the remarkable new architectural and engineering accomplishments taking form at present and the promising future of this dynamic medium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783764374839
Publisher:
Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 11.81(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Architecture and technology : two centuries of creative tension8
Modern architecture and the saga of concrete20
A material without a history34
The semantics of exposed concrete46
Concrete theater60
Projects by Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates, Baumschlager-Eberle Ziviltechniker, VJAA, Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc., Steven Holl Architects, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Shin Takamatsu Architect and Associates Co., Ltd, Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon/Francisco Serrano, Foster and Partners
Texts by G. Martin Moeller, Jr.
Surface as substance104
Projects by Tadao Ando Architect and Associates, Antoine Predock Architect, Alberto Kalach, Remy Marciano, Michael Jantzen, Jim Jennings Architecture, David Hertz Architects/Syndesis, Inc. with Stacy Fond, WW with SMWM, Herzog & de Meuron
Texts by G. Martin Moeller, Jr.
Reinforced concrete and the morality of form154
Projects by Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office, Mansilla + Tunon Arquitectos, Pugh + Scarpa Architects, Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, Massiearchitecture.com, Ingenhoven und Partner in collaboration with Frei Otto, Christoff : Finio Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Santiago Calatrava, Hariri & Hariri-Architecture
Texts by G. Martin Moeller, Jr.
What's the matter with concrete?216
Projects by Building Studio, Rudy Ricciotti, Bill Price, Inc., Aron Losonczi Product descriptions of autoclaved aerated, bendable, fabric-formed, fabric-reinforced, and robot-laid concrete
Texts by G. Martin Moeller, Jr.

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