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Concrete Trajectories: Timeline of Concrete in Architecture and Engineeering

Tutkimustuotos: Konferenssiesitys, posteri tai abstrakti


TilaJulkaistu - 2008
OKM-julkaisutyyppiEi OKM-tyyppiä
TapahtumaSolid States: Concrete in Transition. Columbia University Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Building Materials - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Colubia University, New York, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 1 lokakuuta 200831 lokakuuta 2008
Konferenssinumero: 2


ConferenceSolid States
KaupunkiNew York


Concrete Trajectories is a visualization on the themes in the development of concrete. The research and its design as a visual map respond to Adrian Forty´s assertion on the discontinuous nature of major developments in concrete. According to Forty, the pattern has been for new principles to be developed just so far and then abandoned for wholly new trajectories. The exhibition challenges Forty´s assumption, tracing possible evolutions and trajectories using a diagram, and paying special attention to aspects such as the implications of concrete and tis variants for the questions of architectural type and form, the territorial and sociopolitical dimension, and the contributions of the speakers participating in the conference Solid States. The exhibition also offers a survey of images that comprise a tribute to inspiring concrete engineering and architectural landmarks.