Louis I. Kahn : exposed concrete and hollow stones, 1949-1959 / Roberto Gargiani ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Piccolo.
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Gargiani, Roberto, 1956- author.

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Louis I. Kahn : exposed concrete and hollow stones, 1949-1959 / Roberto Gargiani ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Piccolo.


First edition.


Lausanne, Switzerland : EPFL Press ; Abingdon, Oxford : Routledge, [2014]


259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm


Treatise on concrete

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. One. The discovery of exposed concrete -- Monumentality, "away from practice" -- Vacuum Formed Method for Israel -- Canopy and sunshades of the Samuel Radbill Building -- "Exposed finished concrete" and "democratic taste" -- Yale Art Gallery: beyond the Flexible Ceiling -- The Tetrahedron Floor System -- From the model to the definitive project: tetrahedral geometry and construction in conflict -- The construction of the floor system prototype -- The first American construction in beton brut -- Ch. Two. Hollow stones and hollow columns -- Tetrahedral Space Frame for the City Hall Building -- Theoretical principles for concrete: hollow stones -- Joints of form work versus monolith, or "how it is built" -- "Grow out" and "joints" in the towers of the Mill Creek Redevelopment Area -- Untouchable and scarface: visual illusion of values -- "Column joints" or "column capitals," "column clusters" and "hollow columns" -- The Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and the metaphorical values of structure -- "Square space idea" and masonry order -- Vierendeel beams with floor system of the AFL Medical Services Building -- The blocks for the Bath House, or the art of American concrete -- The mural of blocks: the transparency of the "rough" -- New Brutalism at New Haven? -- Ch. Three. Precast and poured in place -- The Washington University Library, or the "implicit shape" -- "Tower of triangular concrete frames" for the Universal Atlas Cement Company -- Metaphorical concrete for the pavilions of the Day Camp -- Projects for the Jewish Community Building: the shadow of concrete -- Jacobean Style in concrete and brick: the Richards Medical Research Laboratories -- Towards the hollow floor structure with columns -- Precast and prestressed concrete -- Poured in place concrete: the meanings of smooth and lined surfaces -- Blocks in concrete and terrazzo -- New dilemmas on concrete: precast or poured in place? -- Color trials -- Development of construction systems -- Prefabricated concrete by the Atlantic Prestressed Concrete Company -- Crevices, cracks and repairs of the surfaces of the Richards Medical Research Laboratories -- Ch. Four. Archaic concrete pattern -- Precast stones for the Jewish Community Building -- The brick cladding of the project for the Tribune Review Building -- Metamorphosis of clay into concrete -- The prefabricated beams of the Formigli Corporation -- The concrete bricks and blocks of the Greensburg Concrete Block Company -- The canopy, a tribute to Le Corbusier -- "Concrete in lieu of limestone": United State Consulate Buildings, Luanda -- Concrete blocks and plaster finish: the Esherick House -- Ch. Five. Forms of prefabricated concrete -- Formwork for the poured in place concrete of the Biology Building -- Precast concrete of the Formigli Corporation -- The fiberglass molds of George Kreier Jr. for the Mill Creek Apartments II -- Scholastic exercises on tetrahedra prefabricated in post-tensioned concrete -- Ch. Six. First unitarian church and school, or the end of beton brut -- The choice of materials -- Metaphorical patterns for formwork and blocks -- Worksite chronicles: experiments in formwork -- Hanging tapestries: the "idea of the spectrum."

9782940222766 (hbk.)
2940222762 (hbk.)


Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974 Criticism and interpretation.
Architects United States

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Piccolo, Steve translator.
Treatise on concrete.

Exposed concrete and hollow stones, 1949-1959


Location: Library MAIN
Call No.: BIB 233754
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