Concrete in the Landscape: 3 Sites|3 Projects
Peter Rose, curator
Peter Rose's exhibit used video, line drawings, renderings, and physical models to show how concrete is placed in the landscape to shape building spaces while also capturing and focusing energies essential to each of three very different sites.
Used for its robust material qualities and superb abilities to modulate and deliver radiant heating and cooling energy, concrete was shown in an 80-unit retreat housing tower, a high school lab science building design, and a private residence. It defined site views, focused complex campus circulation paths, and collected and redistributed geothermal energy, all while materially grounding each project in the mass of the earth.