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A Concrete for the “Other Half”?

Bauhaus Taschenbuch 25

Text by Mya Berger, Leticia M. Brown, David Davalos, Ines Glowania, Denisa Kollarová, Maryia Rusak, Martha Schwindling, Léonie Thiroux.

A Concrete for the “Other Half”?

The invention, uses and afterlife of an innovation designed to sidestep the Western construction industry

The invention of the sulphur concrete block was the result of experiments performed by the Minimum Cost Housing Group at McGill University in Montreal in the 1970s. The international research group explored self-building using materials that would present an alternative to the functionalistic logic of development aid programs tied to the Western construction industry. The “Other Half”—a term that was coined to describe decolonized countries and urban populations living in informal housing at the time—was the focus of their experiments with alternative building solutions.

Beginning with an overview of how and why the block was made, its usage and its afterlife, and going on to examine its status within architectural historiography, this book shows how the block became both a vessel and vector for the projections and questions explored by the transdisciplinary group of the Bauhaus Lab 2020.


Featured image is "Working on the roof of Maison Lessard", Quebec, Canada, 1975 Credit: Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Gift of Vikram Bhatt, ARCH284354

A Concrete for the “Other Half”?

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An Atlas of Recycled Landscapes

AN ATLAS OF RECYCLED LANDSCAPES

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857210797
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 10/21/2014
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Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

EMBODIED ENERGY AND DESIGN: MAKING ARCHITECTURE BETWEEN METRICS AND NARRATIVES

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785256
USD $39.00
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Pub Date: 1/23/2018
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Future Cities Laboratory

FUTURE CITIES LABORATORY

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785454
USD $30.00
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Pub Date: 1/23/2018
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Life on Planet Orsimanirana

LIFE ON PLANET ORSIMANIRANA

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959055338
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 4/26/2022
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A Concrete for the “Other Half”?

A CONCRETE FOR THE “OTHER HALF”?

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959054898
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Pub Date: 4/26/2022
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Taking the Country's Side

TAKING THE COUNTRY'S SIDE

POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434313897
USD $30.00
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Pub Date: 11/8/2022
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BiodiverCity: A Matter of Vital Soil!

BIODIVERCITY: A MATTER OF VITAL SOIL!

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462086562
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 3/1/2022
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V8: Raining Stories

V8: RAINING STORIES

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462086692
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Pub Date: 3/1/2022
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Designing for Sustainability through Upcycling

DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH UPCYCLING

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462086203
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 8/31/2021
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Gilles Clément & Thierry Fontaine: Have You Ever Seen a Nomad in a Hurry?

GILLES CLéMENT & THIERRY FONTAINE: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A NOMAD IN A HURRY?

DIS VOIR

ISBN: 9782914563970
USD $29.95
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Pub Date: 2/23/2021
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Ending the Anthropocene

ENDING THE ANTHROPOCENE

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462086111
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Pub Date: 6/15/2021
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Building with Nature

BUILDING WITH NATURE

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462085824
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Pub Date: 1/19/2021
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