Concrete Products

APR 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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18 • April 2019 NEWS SCOPE PIPE To address the current housing epidemic impacting the country, Rinker Materials and the American Institute of Architecture Stu- dents launched the Pipe Dream design contest late last year, challenging AIAS members to design a tiny home from two 96- x 96-in. diameter concrete pipes. Architectural student Sandra D. Guillen's winning concept became the first tiny home built from concrete pipe in the U.S. when it was constructed at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas ear- lier this year. Guillen's design bested more than 50 sub- missions by focusing on function and comfort. Extending the natural cool gray of the con- crete pipe, Guillen integrated light blues and off whites to create a soft, welcoming feel as well as make the nearly 100 sq.-ft. home seem much larger. The effect of enlarging the tiny home was also accomplished by incorporating tile surfaces, large French glass front doors and two retractable glass windows in the rear. A covered porch and large paver patio with grill significantly increased the outside living Rinker builds on tiny home trend with 'Pipe Dream' concept The four-section modular Pipe Dream home features a 12-in. radiant electric cooktop in the kitchen, collapsible bed, couch and workstation in a combination bedroom/office, and a paver planter outside for sustainable gardening. PHOTOS: Rinker Materials, a Quikrete Company

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