Architect versus site inspector

Architect versus site inspector

The architect’s profession stands for a co-ordinating role, a general vision of the whole. [...] Nevertheless, hiring the architect in the site supervision does not necessarily guarantee the succes of the project, suggests architect Gabriel Roşca, from Cooplan.
And this because a building is an [...]

Building in Vorarlberg

Building in Vorarlberg

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Wide fields and coloured meadows – Roland Gnaiger

Wide fields and coloured meadows – Roland Gnaiger

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Limewash with softcheese

Limewash with softcheese

1 volume soft cheese, not salted / 10-12 volumes lime putty. Water is added and stirred to obtain a soft paste which will be left to stay for 24 hours until the softcheese is completely integrated into to lime. Water is added, the mixture is [...]

Conservation of plaster architecture on facades

Conservation of plaster architecture on facades

A practical and extensive document on conservation of plaster architecture of facades. Center for building preservation Raadvad, Denmark Working descriptions here [...]

The lime cycle

The lime cycle


Calcarul (carbonat de calciu) este transformat prin ardere in oxid de calciu (var nestins, quicklime). Prin ardere se elimina bioxid de carbon. Prin stingere cu apa este transformat in var stins (hidroxid de calciu), sub forma de var pasta (eng. lime putty, germ. [...]

Die Krise gibt uns Zeit zum Nachdenken

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International architecture contest for a new theatre building

International architecture contest for a new theatre building

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Ildefonso Cerda. Urban planning and the Greek classical antiquity

Ildefonso Cerda. Urban planning and the Greek classical antiquity

In 1867 the government in Madrid Ildefonso Cerda publish his work “General Theory of Urbanización” justification of the principles which were based on expansion plans for the cities of Barcelona and Madrid, while an attempt to create a “science city “. Ildefonso Cerda coined the [...]