Concrete In Architectural Service


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Title: Concrete In Architectural Service

Author(s): Leopold Arnaud

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 35

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 355-358

Keywords: none

Date: 4/1/1939

Unrestricted by requirements of standardization, concrete is adaptable as field-fabricated material or as shop-fabricated units. Its nonmodular qualitiesmake it eminently suited to contemporary building methods and design. It is an active agent in thechanging form of architecture. There should be a moderation of the exaggerated requirements of our building laws to reduce cost and massiveness and in-crease flexibility of design. The chief problem IS with finishes - texture and color. What can be done to remedy the deficiency of an extra operation for aesthetic effect. Needed improvements are: good integral texture, nonfading color, capable of accurate control end good weatherability.