Sculptural Building Forms and Stromberg GFRC

August 1, 2011

Sculptural Building Forms

a building with sculptural building forms

For buildings which are sculptural in form,  Stromberg GFRC offers the designer several advantages.

  • Greater ability to create organic expressions without constraints of weight and structural support.
  • More freedom in the design of the façade.
  • Ability to easily vary volumes, surfaces, lines and differences in planes
  • Stromberg GFRC gives the designer the ability to create fluid surfaces
  • Allows the designer to focus on space, structure, and proportion, not straight lines.
  • Stromberg GFRC provides the designer sculptural freedom and flexibility in shape, texture and color.
  • Allows the team to both maintain the schedule and keep costs contained.

Among the most important properties of GFRC is its mold-ability.
Like sculptor’s clay in a designer’s hands, GFRC allows architects an unlimited range of shapes.  This ability to be shaped frees the architect from traditional architectural restrictions of cubic shapes, flat walls and plane surfaces: Stromberg GFRC shapes may be curved, undulating or rounded.

Complex GFRC shapes and configurations will not add a premium to the cost as long as there are sufficient repetitions. Often, sculpting  the GFRC unit enhances the piece’s structural capacity.

The moldability of Stromberg GFRC allows the designer to:

  • Create a freeform shape in GFRC
  • Create a bullnose
  • Soften a building return
  • Form a circular window or opening
  • Create a column wrap around a structural member
  • Create an undulating surface
  • Form a convex building
  • Form corners
  • Form domes
  • Create arches

What can we help you create? Call us at 903-454-0904 for design assistance, details and samples.