Year of Completion

2007

Client

SOS Children's Villages

Material of interest

Concrete

Material Used

Various Concrete mixes [Portland cement, fly-ash, and slag-aggregates]

Material Properties

Leftover concrete from neighboring projects were donated to this low budget project, were poured in horizontal layers that undulate as it moves along the building. The final layering of the different concrete mixes reveal the fluid nature of concrete before its curing while telling a story of how the building was financed.

Application

Layering of concrete for the exterior wall on southwest corner of the building

Climate

Humid Continental Climate

Keywords

concrete, chicago

Location

Chicago, Illinois,

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Disciplines

Architecture

SOS Children's Villages Lavezzorio Community Center

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