An architectural vision realized through prefabrication

Bezgin O.

PCI JOURNAL, ss.63-77, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: PCI JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.63-77


This paper describes the design and construction of a prefabricated structural concrete facade of a university laboratory to study nanomaterials. The precast concrete lattice pattern on the building facade mimics the nanostructure of these materials. The structural design met the requirements of seismic resistance, as was demonstrated by a minor earthquake that occurred during construction. Architectural requirements included maximizing natural light inside the laboratory and a high degree of reflectance. The result is a building with a delicate appearance that is resistant to the seismicity of its location.