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Glossary: CIAM

CIAM CIAM (Congrese Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne), founded in 1928 and disbanded in 1958, was an organisation responsible of a series of congresses in the first half of the 20th century where the principles of the modern movement were settled. They

Glossary: CIAM

CIAM CIAM (Congrese Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne), founded in 1928 and disbanded in 1958, was an organisation responsible of a series of congresses in the first half of the 20th century where the principles of the modern movement were settled. They

Glossary: Prefabrication

PREFABRICATION Prefabrication is the attempt of modern architecture technology to increase building productivity. The term includes a set of processes and materials, and many variations of the idea and its realization. It consists in a large number of parts previously

Glossary: Prefabrication

PREFABRICATION Prefabrication is the attempt of modern architecture technology to increase building productivity. The term includes a set of processes and materials, and many variations of the idea and its realization. It consists in a large number of parts previously

Glossary: Bauhaus

BAUHAUS The Bauhaus was a school of design, architecture and craftsmanship founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar, in 1919. The ideas of the Bauhaus generated a profound influence throughout the world.   The main purpose of the teaching was to

Glossary: Bauhaus

BAUHAUS The Bauhaus was a school of design, architecture and craftsmanship founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar, in 1919. The ideas of the Bauhaus generated a profound influence throughout the world.   The main purpose of the teaching was to

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Photography: Simon Kennedy

This London-based architectural photographer manages to catch a lot of light for a place that has a notorious reputation for being grey (very much like Birmingham). His photographs of buildings at twilight are particularly beautiful. Heygate Abstacted: “Simon Kennedy’s photographs

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Photography: Simon Kennedy

This London-based architectural photographer manages to catch a lot of light for a place that has a notorious reputation for being grey (very much like Birmingham). His photographs of buildings at twilight are particularly beautiful. Heygate Abstacted: “Simon Kennedy’s photographs

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Glossary : USA

USA: While the most theatrical Brutalist buildings remain in the former USSR, there are plenty more of these controversial concrete complexes around the world, including the United States of America. The image above shows St. Joseph Medical Centre in Washington. This building

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Glossary : USA

USA: While the most theatrical Brutalist buildings remain in the former USSR, there are plenty more of these controversial concrete complexes around the world, including the United States of America. The image above shows St. Joseph Medical Centre in Washington. This building

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Glossary : Glass

Glass: Towards the middle of the 19th century, the glass industry entered a period of intensive development; the end of the century saw the introduction of the first mechanised processes for making glass, backed by a systematic investigation of the

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Glossary : Glass

Glass: Towards the middle of the 19th century, the glass industry entered a period of intensive development; the end of the century saw the introduction of the first mechanised processes for making glass, backed by a systematic investigation of the

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Glossary : Steel

Steel: The modern movement, in the period after the First World War, took the steel frame for granted, as an indispensable instrument for achieving freedom and rationality in  design. The outburst of building activity after the Second World War helped

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Glossary : Steel

Steel: The modern movement, in the period after the First World War, took the steel frame for granted, as an indispensable instrument for achieving freedom and rationality in  design. The outburst of building activity after the Second World War helped

BHX MOD SOC MAP_GLOSSARY: Brutalism

Context   The term was associated with the architects Peter and Alison Smithson in the 1950s and 1960s.  Principal characteristics Structure, materials and services expressed honestly Expressing the functional spaces and their relationship. simple, block-like forms and raw concrete construction Rough

BHX MOD SOC MAP_GLOSSARY: Brutalism

Context   The term was associated with the architects Peter and Alison Smithson in the 1950s and 1960s.  Principal characteristics Structure, materials and services expressed honestly Expressing the functional spaces and their relationship. simple, block-like forms and raw concrete construction Rough

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Glossary : Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced concrete: “Reinforced concrete is an artificial  monolithic materials, derived from the union of steel and concrete, when the latter hardens after the mix has been poured in a fluid state into specially prepared shuttering.” Rough unfinished surfaces are one

BHX MOD SOC MAP_ Glossary : Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced concrete: “Reinforced concrete is an artificial  monolithic materials, derived from the union of steel and concrete, when the latter hardens after the mix has been poured in a fluid state into specially prepared shuttering.” Rough unfinished surfaces are one

BHX MOD SOC MAP_GLOSSARY: International Style

Context   Between 1920-1960. Developed  in the 1920s and ’30s and became the dominant tendency in Western architecture (Europe and United States) during the middle decades of the 20th century.   Architects Pioners Loos : domestic Perret, Behrens and Gropius: Industrial Sant`Elia :

BHX MOD SOC MAP_GLOSSARY: International Style

Context   Between 1920-1960. Developed  in the 1920s and ’30s and became the dominant tendency in Western architecture (Europe and United States) during the middle decades of the 20th century.   Architects Pioners Loos : domestic Perret, Behrens and Gropius: Industrial Sant`Elia :