Early applications of reinforced concrete in “Modern Architecture”: Europe and UK

Branka Dimitrijevic

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    The research was funded by the “Call for Ideas” – Internationalisation Programmes – the first Triennial Programme for the Region of Basilicata/University, Italy. Along with a succinct overview of early use of iron and concrete in architecture in the UK and Scotland, the research provided examples of selected tall buildings on small plots designed in Glasgow at the end of 19th century and the Lion Chambers built in 1907 to highlight the innovative architectural design of the latter in comparison to its predecessors, achieved through the use of reinforced concrete for the building structure and envelope (external walls and roof). The research also included a previously unpublished photograph of the original interior, traced in archives, that contributes to better understanding of the original (now lost) interior design and will contribute to an adequate future restoration of the building interior.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReinforced Concrete Condition Assessment in Heritage Buildings: Lion Chambers in Glasgow (UK) and Duni Theatre in Matera (Italy)
    EditorsA. Guida, B. Dimitrijevic, A. Pagliucca
    Place of PublicationFisciano, Italy
    PublisherCooperativa Universitaria Editrice Studi
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)9788895028804
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • reinforced concrete
    • heritage buildings
    • Glasgow


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