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Best of Detail: Beton/Concrete

Best of aspect: Concrete offers highlights from the journal released in recent times approximately concrete, a robust medium for architectural expression.

• hugely expressive surfaces
• sizeable, sculptural, filigree
• kinds of concretes and their uses
• complete choice of accomplished projects

In extra to driving expert articles, the booklet includes a distinctive part with a variety of examples to encourage your personal architectural perform, from educate stations and church buildings to single-family houses.

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The manufacturing of formwork matrices also comprised a special challenge. Typically, their prototype is milled from MDF panels by use of CNC machinery. However, due to the size of protrusions this procedure wasn’t applicable. Instead, by filling PET bottles with polyurethane, positive casts were produced and attached to the MDF carrier board via wood dowel connections. From the very beginning the architects had the concise vision that the facade should have a monolithic impression – as if created in a single pour – also to convincingly unite old and new.

Der Museumsbau besteht aus zwei oberund zwei unterirdischen Geschossen und ist rechtwinklig organisiert.  Das unterste Geschoss dient als Parkgarage, während die Ebene darüber mit ihren verputzten Kunstlichtsälen vorwiegend für die Präsentation der historischen Sammlungsbestände genutzt wird. Aus dieser Basis, die auf der Logik der Parkgarage gründet, wächst der oberirdische Baukörper des Museums heraus, der aus raumbildenden T-förmigen Sichtbetonstrukturen besteht. Dabei handelt es sich um leitungsführende Hohlwände, die am oberen Ende gekurvt in die Decken übergehen.

Er liegt in Montpellier, der am schnellsten wachsenden Stadt Frankreichs. Das neue Selbstbewusstsein bringen die Verantwortlichen durch architektonische Landmarken zum Ausdruck: Im Süden thront der achtgeschossige dunkelblaue Stahlkubus des neuen Rathauses von Jean Nouvel wie ein Eingangstor über dem Park, im Osten wurde von Massimiliano Fuksas ein in glänzendes Aluminium verpacktes Quartier mit Hotelfachschule, Wohntürmen und Sporthalle eröffnet. Mit dem Archivgebäude von Zaha Hadid ist das zuerst konzipierte dieser Projekte als letztes fertig geworden.

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