A book has been produced documenting the Concrete Tectonics studio led by Kirsten Orr in AUT 2012.  The studio explored new ways of casting concrete in laser cut polyethylene terephthalate sheet to minimise the environmental impacts of formwork and maximise the possibilities for producing mass-customised concrete elements better suited to contemporary architectural challenges. This was an investigation into the ‘tectonic’ potentials of concrete, exploring the complex connections between materials, the technology applied to those materials and the resulting architectural form.

Concrete Tectonics II is edited by Associate Professor, Kirsten Orr, with masters students, Natalie Nicholas & Jessica Tringali. Featuring an essay by Senior Lecturers, Dave Pigram and Iain Maxwell, Supermanoeuvre.

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Image credit: Natalie Nicholas