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Polyester concrete, if not concrete, what else?

Published 13 years ago by materia | no responses

Polyester concrete is a name commonly given to a composite that in effect is not concrete at all! Traditionally concrete is a composite of cement, gravel, sand and water. Contrary to traditional concrete, the binding ...

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Media Façade

Published 13 years ago by materia | one response

For advertising, art, or the corporate message: the façade increasingly plays a role as attention getter. In the past years we witnessed the emergence of façades containing photo prints, texts and poems, abstract images or ...

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Explosion froming

Published 13 years ago by materia | no responses

Most architects don’t like to think of explosions in relation to their designs. The word “explosion” alone reminds people of terrorism and collapsing buildings. However, explosions can be useful! Explosion forming can be used to ...

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Weight

Published 13 years ago by materia | no responses

The evolution of architecture involves not only improvements in construction, insulation, building methods or aesthetics, but equally in materials and especially in the range of material types we can choose from. This influences our options ...

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Clear wood

Published 13 years ago by materia | no responses

Clear wood is the facade material of today. Its use, however, asks much more of the architect’s knowledge of materials. Modern preservation and production methods make aesthetic options better manageable. Modifying proves promising preservation method ...

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Light transmitting materials

Published 13 years ago by materia | one response

Materials that are light-permeable are usually called ‘trans­parent’ or translucent’, although it might be more accurate to call them ‘diaphanous’ – of such fine texture as to allow light to pass through; translucent or transparent ...

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