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The pavilion is a temporary structure and was initially located outside the Architectural Association’s headquarters in Bedford Square, London. Innovations in concrete Grancrete: is a tough new ceramic material that is almost twice as strong as concrete. The ceramic material is sprayed onto a basic styrofoam frame and dries to form a lightweight hard surface. Grancrete is fire-resistant and can withstand both tropical and sub-freezing temperatures, making it ideal for a range of varying climate conditions.
The material that is used to cast concrete can leave an impression on it. For example, timber formwork can be used to lend concrete a soft grain texture. Cultural and material context › Application › Grand master: Tadao Ando Project: The Collection at Lincoln Location: Lincoln, UK Architect: Panter Hudspith Architects Date: 2005 Application Project: Pavilion Location: London, UK Architects: Alan Dempsey and Alvin Huang Date: 2008 This structure was designed in response to an Architectural Association competition.
Project: Aircraft Hangar Location: Orbetello, Italy Architect: Pier Luigi Nervi Date: 1940 Nervi was a trained engineer who used his understanding of materials to create incredibly elegant structures. He designed aircraft hangars that incorporated largespan, open spaces to comfortably accommodate the airplanes. He is renowned for his work on the ideas associated with the development of reinforced and prefabricated concrete technologies. Timeline: concrete › Origins and chronology › Cultural and material context 46 | 47 Cultural and material context Topography Topography is concerned with local detail in general, including not only relief but also vegetative and human-made features, and even local history and culture.
Basics Architecture: Construction and Materiality by Lorraine Farrelly