terrazas gfrc facade

M W C F

—2011


challenge: cover two main bodies of a residence with a gfrc façade, with a glossy white finish.


location:

san pedro garza garcia, nl


Originally specified with marble, we were to manufacture the façade of the residence, with an impeccable shine and finish. We suggested GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) as the material for its lightweight advantages and plasticity would give us the complex shapes we were seeking. The key in this project was the finish of the molds; this would guarantee us the shine that was required in the final pieces. The gfrc pieces were manufactured kilometers away from the residence, the precision needed to join onsite was achieved by Digital Fabrication.


credits:

architect: Wallace E. Cunningham coordinator: Architta Arquitectura general contractor: onix coordinacion y direccion s.a. de c.v.



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digital fabrication of complex concrete geometries

credits of video: ideacubica.com

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