By Jean-Louis Cohen
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Produced at a fee of ﬁve billion cubic yards in step with yr, concrete is the second one most generally fed on substance on the earth, after water. it's ubiquitous and simply taken with no consideration because the stuff of sidewalks and roads, energy crops and parking garages. Concrete is usually, even if, a well-liked fabric of state-of-the-art architects and engineers, who price not just its versatility and power yet its limitless power for innovative expression. A hybrid substance made of cement, water, sand, and mineral aggregates, concreteor liquid stonehas no intrinsic shape. within the arms of gifted designers, its final visual appeal is dictated by way of the framework into which it truly is poured and the colour, texture, or development utilized to its floor.
In a sequence of essays by means of best architects, engineers, and students, Liquid Stone explores the character of concrete, its prior and destiny, from technical, inventive, and ancient views. Over thirty constructions through best overseas architects together with Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Norman Foster, and Santiago Calatrava are provided via distinctive descriptions, pictures, and technical drawings.
The booklet concludes with "The way forward for Concrete," a bankruptcy on newly rising fabrics. the following self-consolidated, ultra-high-performance, and translucent concrete are illustrated, introducing the subsequent new release in concrete expertise and suggesting new instructions for either structure and engineering.
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