Concrete Fit for People - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080246710, 9781483147185

Concrete Fit for People

1st Edition

A Practical Introduction to a Bio-Functional Eco-Architecture for the Third Millennium A.D.

Authors: Paul Ritter
eBook ISBN: 9781483147185
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 112
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Concrete Fit for People: A Practical Introduction to a Bio-functional Eco-architecture for the Third Millennium A.D. focuses on the bio-functional eco-architecture of structures, including technologies, processes, and materials used in construction. The book first offers information on bio-functional eco-architecture and bio-functional checklist, including the origins of a style of architecture; tactile, atmospheric, educreational, and life supporting considerations; and maintenance and growth. The text also ponders on sculpcrete in eco-architecture, as well as sculpcrete methods, origins of sculpcrete, and materials. The manuscript discusses realization of eco-architecture, including satisfying visual, acoustic, atmospheric, and life supporting needs. The book also examines integrated bio-functional architecture, as well as mass-production of sandwich panels; architecture of a city in Saudi Arabia; design and architecture of a medical consultants residence in Perth, Australia; and structure and design of the library and resource center in Goomalling, Australia. The text is a dependable reference for readers interested in the bio-functional eco-architecture of structures.

Table of Contents


I. Introduction

II. Bio-functional Eco-architecture

11.1. Our Era.

11.2. Philosophical Background

11.3. The Origins of a new Style of Architecture

11.4. The Skin Theory

III. The Bio-functional Checklist

111.1. Summary

111.2. Visual

111.3. . . . and tactile

111.4. . . . and Atmospherics

Ill.S- . . . and Life Supporting

111.6. . . . and Bio-energy Collecting and Life Supporting

111.7. . . . and Bio-social and Cultural

111.8. . . . and Educreational

111.9. . . . and Building-Mechanical-Economic

111.10. . . . and Maintenance and Growth

IV. The Need for Sculpcrete

IV.1. The Lay-W/Man's Feeling

IV.2. Professional Analysis

IV.2.1. Historical Context

IV.2.2. None so Infuriatingly Blind As Those

IV.2.3. The Hypocritical and the Hopeful

V. Sculprete in Eco-architecture

V.1. The Origins of Sculp-crete

V.2. The Materials

V.2.1. The Structural Setting Mixture

V.2.2. Expanded Polystyrene Formliners, or Forms

V.2.3. The Solvents

V.3. Sculpcrete Methods

V.3.1. Shaping Moulds

V.3.2. Mould Production

V.3.3. Creative Mass-Production Machine

V.3.4. Mould Colouring

V.3.5. Casting

V.3.6. Finishing

V.3.7. Weathering and Maintenance

VI Realization

VI.1. Examples Satisfying Visual Needs

VI.2. . . . and Acoustic and Tactile Needs

VI.3. . . . and Atmospheric Needs

VI.4. . . . and Life Supporting Needs

VI.4.1. Bio-Walls

Vl.4.2. Mini-growth

VI.4.3. Bio-floors

VI.5. . . . and Social Needs

Vl.5.1. First Educreational Application — Underpasses

Vl.5.2. Educreational Kindergarten

VI.5.3. Children Protection Centre Panels

Vl.5.4. National & Regional Character in Architecture

VI.6. . . . and Creative Participation Needs

Vl.6.1. Architect's Participation in Design

Vl.6.2. Client Participation

Vl.6.3. Sculp-crete for Schools

Vl.6.4. Sculp-crete School Kit

Vl.6.5. The Hex, Public Participation

VI.6.6. Perth Pageant 1979. — Townscape

Vl.6.7. Public Projects

VI.6.8. Free-standing Figures

VII. Integrated Bio-functional Industrialized architecture

VII.1. Mass-production of Sandwich Panels

VII.2. City in Saudi Arabia

VI1.3. Medical Consultants Residence

VII.4. Library Resource Centre Goomalling

Vll.4.1. Origin and Organisation

Vll.4.2. Criteria for Design

VI1.4.3. Pre-fabricated Sandwich Roof

Vll.4.4. Walls and Foundation Plinth

Vll.4.5. Micro-climatic Controls

VIII. Epilogue


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