Concrete Fit for People

Concrete Fit for People

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Paul Ritter
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147185

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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

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147185

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