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Architectural Material & Detail Structure: Concrete

Josep Ferrando

320 pages
Design Media Publishing Ltd
In our expectations, concrete is always rough and grey. Therefore, how to increase its public acceptance is architects' great consideration. Many architects have tried actively; some mix concrete and other materials in a proper proportion—clean concrete surface combined with carefully manufactured wood or metal makes it easier to be acceptable. The perfection and abstraction of concrete are also more influential to those who are familiar to contemporary art trends. Architectural Material & Detail Structure: Concrete examines the proper use of concrete as an architectural and design tool.
Author Bio
Architect by ETSAB (Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona) 1999, PFC presentation: “Auditorium, Music Conservatory and Foundation for Music in Girona,” Grade:10, Distinction, Project selected to represent the ETSAB within the itinerant exhibition of PFC 1995-00, with others schools: Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; Princenton School of Architecture, New York; École Spéciale d’Architecture ESA, Paris; and Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Professor since 1998, teaches in many different schools like: ETSAB;La Salle, Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Barcelona, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), Instituto Europeo di Design (IED), and Escola de disseny i art (Eina), Also guest teacher for many schools like: Hochschule für Technik Zürich (HSZT), Escola da Cidade in Sao Paulo, Universidade Positivo (UNICENP) in Curitiba y Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), His work has been exhibited in many countries, including: United States, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Portugal.