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Concrete Houses: Form, Line and Plane


Concrete Houses: Form, Line and Plane

SKU: 9780764362774 Category: Product ID: 324625


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Title: Concrete Houses: Form, Line and Plane
Publication date: 01/02/2022
Price: $90.00
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Robust and raw, concrete has been a rudimentary building material for centuries, but it is only relatively recently that architects have begun exploring its softer, tactile side in the design of houses. Concrete is durable, recyclable, and thermally efficient, and it goes up quickly compared to wood or metal framing. The appeal for architects, though, is its plasticity and potential for magic, making poetry out of the mundane. Witness concrete’s endless form-making possibilities in this collection of contemporary homes by A-list architects in diverse locations across Japan, Australia, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, the US, and more. Along with exquisite colour photography and plans, the architects share their design approach to projects ranging from 10,000 square feet on spectacular sites, to compact urban gems. This close-up of 20 striking houses celebrates the texture and physics of a material that has long been taken for granted. AUTHORS: Australia-based Steve Huyton is a blogger at Total Design Reviews and writes about architecture, horology, and luxury design for international magazines. His previous books include Modern Masters, Luxury Design for Living, and Australia Modern. Cheryl Weber is a book editor at Schiffer Publishing and a former magazine editor and journalist covering architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design for national consumer and trade publications. SELLING POINTS: . 20 contemporary houses around the world explore concrete’s sculptural possibilities, making poetry out of the mundane . Architecture from major international firms, exceptional colour photography, and plans will enlighten and inspire all who appreciate this strong yet subtle building material . In interviews, architects discuss their design ideas and concrete’s opportunities and challenges 290 colour and b/w illustrations

ISBN: 9780764362774
Dimension: 279mm X 229mm

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Dimensions 279 × 229 mm