“Composites and Architecture” blog

In an effort to publicize architectural composites, Kreysler and Associates Inc. (American Canyon, Calif.) has begun a blog, called “Composites and Architecture” (www.compositesandarchitecture.com).

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Expo Korea Pavilion

A pavilion for Expo Korea 2012, designed by Atelier Brückner (Stuttgart, Germany) with unusual composite building cladding, is a featured project in the “Composites and Architecture” blog. Source: Atelier Bruckner

In an effort to publicize architectural composites, Kreysler and Associates Inc. (American Canyon, Calif.) has begun a blog, called “Composites and Architecture” (www.compositesandarchitecture.com), that highlights many, often unusual, architectural composite efforts.

One featured project, designed by Atelier Brückner (Stuttgart, Germany), is a pavilion erected for the Expo Korea 2012 event, held in May 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea. The star-shaped pavilion represents Korean oil company GS Caltex and features a façade made of 18m/58-ft tall thin and translucent “blades” of fiberglass. At night the blades are lit in constantly changing colors and are flexible enough to sway with the wind.

The blog is continually updated and offers a glimpse into new ideas and changing attitudes toward composites for building applications.
 

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