TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design
Research and Experimentation

Materials and innovative methodologies for restoring fair faced concrete

Claudio Piferi
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze
TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design

Published 2018-05-17


  • Exposed concrete,
  • Fair faced concrete,
  • Restoration,
  • Innovation,
  • Modern architecture decline

How to Cite

Piferi, C. (2018). Materials and innovative methodologies for restoring fair faced concrete. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, 16, 258–269.


This paper presents a part of the results of broader research conducted on exposed concrete. While the knowledge and contemporary materials used in the restoration of reinforced concrete works guarantee the initial mechanical performances with significant improvements in terms of the durability of the works, when the project involves reinstating the original architectural quality, for example by redesigning the veining of the wood impressed into the façade or by adjusting the original color tones on smooth and polished surfaces, the expertise and products available to us do not always appear adequate. The research, moreover, seeks to systematize the materials and innovative methodologies used in the renovation of quality exposed concrete facings.


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