Rafal Baczek

The project began questioning the practicality of building a concrete structure on a tough and sloping site. Due to site limitations and the need for thick retaining walls, it was decided that pouring the concrete in-situ on site was the most reasonable method. A series of diagrams were created to anticipate how the concrete structure might get built. It analyses how the steel-reinforced alongside timber formwork might be placed and constructed step by step.

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Pouring concrete in-situ on-site can often be challenging when it comes to achieving the desired aesthetical finish. There are numerous types of formworks that can be sued which have different aesthetical finishes such as timber formwork, plywood formwork, OSB formwork, steel formwork, aluminium formwork and plastic formwork.

Other elements that influence concrete aesthetics are grout tight joints. There are several ways that the panels can connect, sometimes the seal are almost visible or expressed depending on architectural ambition. Bolt ties also influence the overall aesthetics. Bolt ties are rods which are threaded at both ends and used to connect formwork. When formwork is taken away, the rods stay in the concrete structure whereas the threads are removed from both ends, leaving a circular mark.

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