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Exposed Concrete: Technology and Design [Hardcover]

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Item description for Exposed Concrete: Technology and Design by Gunter Pfeifer, Antje M. Liebers & Per Brauneck...

Today exposed concrete is enjoying a renaissance as an important material in architecture. In addition to opening up new possibilities in construction it has led us to discover many different forms of surface structure. The quality of the exposed surface depends on numerous factors and is difficult to achieve in practice merely by following a set of rules for creating exposed concrete surfaces. For a discerning design it is not always a matter of simply providing a blemish-free surface. However, in every case, a high degree of precise skill and craftsmanship is demanded from those involved.
Leaving a concrete surface visible from the inside or outside meets the need to lay the structure and quality of a building open to the view of the observer or user, thus creating a directly comprehensible logicality of structure, form and surface.
Numerous examples of buildings by internationally active architects explain the complex design approaches and principles for the use of exposed concrete. The technical part of the book goes into the materials, methods and working processes, gives an insight into the innovative technologies employed and advice on maintenance and the avoidance of defects. In a comprehensive way the book describes the possibilities and requirements of surface texture with exposed concrete and moreover demonstrates the relationship between conceptional design and "thinking in concrete".

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Weight:   2.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 25, 2005
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764372699  
ISBN13  9783764372699  

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More About Gunter Pfeifer, Antje M. Liebers & Per Brauneck

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gunter Pfeifer worked from 1975 to 2000 in LC6rrach, where his primary focus was housing construction. Since 1992, he has taught design and high-rise construction as a professor at the Technical University in Darmstadt. In 2001 he founded the firm Pfeifer Roser Kuhn together with Harald Roser and Christoph Kuhn.

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Concrete in Germany  Jan 19, 2007
I purchased this book because I specifiy concrete and architectural concrete. 85% of this book were projects that have concrete in them, but nothing specific, just basic overall pictures and no information about concrete. The 15% that had to do with formwork and concrete was basically useless to me because it was basically a translation of German to English, using German and European standards, nothing that we can use here in the US.
I was disappointed never the less and have returned the book. If this site had said something about this book was intended for Germans who read English, I would have not purchased it.

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