Imagine 8 - Concretable

U. Knaack, T. Klein, M. Bilow Eds.

Publisher Nai010 Publishers

ISBN 9789462082212

Idea Code 15061

Today, concrete experiences a renaissance; one could speak of a neo-concrete era. The advantages adjudicated to this material have fundamentally changed. Modern types of concrete are available on the market for a multitude of applications. Concrete fascinates as no other material does since in its fluid state it can be forced into any conceivable mould while becoming highly pressure resistant and massive when hardened. However, the advantage also becomes the material’s main disadvantage: concrete and formwork are closely interdependent. Elaborate concrete parts require elaborate formwork. This book illustrates what concrete is already capable of as well as what else is possible.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English