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Back to the future with Terracotta

Meaning ‘burnt earth’ in Latin, terracotta was first used by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians as an architectural material. However, this historic clay product is now showing off its sustainable credentials with a number of recent UK remediation projects. James Butler, commercial director of natural cladding specialist Pura Facades, highlights the positive role this often-overlooked […]

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Concrete with Character: The University of Vienna
16
Sep
2014
Concrete with Character: The University of Vienna
Designed by Zaha Hadid – The University of Vienna’s Library and Learning Centre is dominated by fibreC and fibreC 3D elements & forms.   The Library & Learning Centre rises as a polygonal block from the heart of the University Campus. The interior of the LLC is informed by the external landscape of the masterplan […]
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Diversity: fibreC 3D Elements
19
Aug
2014
Diversity: fibreC 3D Elements
The use of monolithic design A01 architects paid special attention to the complex geometry of the elements for this Lake House to ensure the overall unique look and feel. Shaped fibreC 3D facade elements were used to provide a seamless transition from the roof to the soffit and the facade. Due to the perfectly arranged perforations, a monolithic design of the upper envelope […]
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