From decorated duck to filigree sculptures: Concrete identity: exploring the potential of the sculptural expression of concrete in the work of Bekkering Adams Architects

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Concrete identity: Exploring the potential of the sculptural expression of concrete in the work of Bekkering Adams Architects
The properties of the material concrete are unique. It can be used in a variety of applications that can give architectural design a sculptural expression, balancing between sculpture and architecture. The technique of pouring the material in moulds in a variety of shapes, colours and patterns makes it possible to look for a specific expression in architecture that fits the requirements of the assignment: function, identity and atmosphere. At Bekkering Adams Architects we look for a strong and powerful materiality, and concrete – applied in different ways – is a leading theme in our designs.
This article focuses on how concrete can be used in an innovative and sculptural manner in architecture and how the possibilities of the material are examined and tested to obtain optimal expression and develop our own architectural signature
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMateriality as a process
EditorsManuel Couceiro Da Costa, Günsu Merin Abbas
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherCaleidoscopio
Chapter1
Pages121-131
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-9896585570
ISBN (Print)978-989-658-557-0
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
EventMateriart: ''Materiality as a process'' - Universidade de Lisboa (ULISBOA) - FAUL, Faculdade de Arquitetura, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
https://www.materiart.org/symposium1

Conference

ConferenceMateriart
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period11/04/1912/04/19
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Keywords

  • Bekkering AdamsArchitects
  • concrete
  • 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP)
  • in-situ concrete
  • architecture
  • design
  • sculpture
  • composition

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  • Activities

    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

    Workshop The Deck/Locus.Lisbon 2019 , MateriArt, Erasmus+ project

    Juliette D. Bekkering (Contributor), , Manuel Couceiro Da Costa (Organiser), & Nur Caglar (Organiser)

    4 Apr 201910 Apr 2019

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