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Tilt-Up Offers Sustainable Option
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Tilt-Up Offers Sustainable Option

Choosing this construction method offers builders a variety of sustainable... More

Residential Concrete Showcase
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Residential Concrete Showcase

Tierra Concrete Homes has developed a method for constructing all-concrete homes... More

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A Concrete Lotus in India

The lotus flower is a symbol of purity in eastern religions. It is not surprising then that Iranian-born-and-educated architect Fariburz Sahba chose the flower as the design concept for the Baha'i House of Worship near New Delhi, India. The temple was designed in the shape of the newly opened flower. Over the central hall, a double-layered, 112-foot-diameter inner dome composed of 54 concrete ribs with concrete shells between rises 92 feet above white marble floors. The first of three layers of nine petals arches over the dome, 110 feet above the hall, the tips parted to allow natural light to penetrate the interior through glazed roof panels. The bases of the inner petals form nine arched portals leading from a raised entryway created by the second set of petals. More

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Earth-Sheltered Home Shotcreted 4 Inches Thick

By building a concrete dome or arch structure with an atrium or one face exposed to the sunlight, sometimes with a cupola structure projecting above ground, homeowners are achieving the best of two worlds. They get quiet, energy-efficient homes with an abundance of natural light. More

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Earth-Sheltered Nature Center

To build a nature awareness center that did not disrupt the natural environment, the structure chosen was an earth-sheltered, earth-integrated concrete building heated by passive solar energy with electricity provided by a wind generator and hot water by solar collector panels. More

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Designing the Basement
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Prestressed Pylons and Cables Support This School Roof
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