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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Architect's Approach to Architectural Concrete
Author(s): Gyo Obata
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 515-519
Keywords: architectural concrete;architecture;coatings;concrete;exposed aggregate concrete;long span;office buildings;precast concrete;public buildings;school buildings;shells (structural forms);surface finishes (hardened concrete).
Abstract:The choice of material is but one part of architectural design. When an architect selects concrete, he must first consider whether it is appropriate in structural terms; Then he must consider whether concrete is aesthetically right for the given project. The uses of concrete are varied and the results can be both structurally sound and beautiful to see. An architectural viewpoint is presented on the use of concrete as a structure and concrete as an aesthetic finish.
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