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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 177 (155)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 177
Page 177

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 177

SWEEPING CURVES AND SCULPTURED DETAIL take full advantage of the plasticity of concrete in the construction of this auditorium (left) for the Union High School, King City, California. Robert Stanton was the architect, with Mac D. Perkins the structural engineer. The intricate sculptures over the entrance (detail

paratively simple and, since less material is required, both material and labor costs are reduced.

There are two types of concrete construction especially suited to theatres, churches and school buildings. Architectural concrete, in which strong, rigid walls, doors, and roofs of reinforced concrete are tied together in a continuous structure, has long been standard for fire-safe, storm-, and earthquake-resistant construction. It can now be used

THE ROOF OF THE GYMNASIUM SECTION of the Huron School, Huron, Ohio, consists (left) of three concrete barrel shells. Insulating material, used as the inside form, is integral with the arch barrels. Over the auditorium (right) the

as economically for small buildings as for large, monumental structures. Concrete masonry, used widely during the war for mass housing and various war buildings, has always been ideally suited for the small theatre, church, or school. One type of concrete masonrye cast stoneehas been used as an exterior treatment on some of the finest temples and cathedrals. One of the important uses of concrete masonry made with lightweight aggregates will berinterior

of.which is shown at the right) were molded in concrete. They are the work of Jo Mora, noted California artist, who frequently uses concrete for the fine,

sharply formed effects which may be obtained in this modern medium. (Portland Cement Association photographs are used to show this new art medium.)

facing for the walls of theatres, auditoriums, churches, and school rooms. This material has both decorative and acoustical advantages. to add to its durability and low maintenance costs.

While some authorities doubt that the costly enrichment and lavish adornment which has distinguished theatres in the past will be called for in the immediate future, concrete offers the opportunity for the economic execution of any design treatment which may be desired.

Various color combinations of fluorescent lighting are controlled from the main switch panel. The school was designed by Harold Parker and C. Edward Wolfe, Sandusky, Ohio. Roberts and'Schaefer Company, of Chicago, was the consulting

concrete barrel-shell roof is concealed by a suspended ceiling with cove lighting. engineer. Portland Cement Association provided these striking pictures.

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 177