Concrete structures and architecture gets a well deserved study in the new Concrete book from Phaidon. As mentioned in their release, “Concrete takes a fresh look at the world’s most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century.”
The likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid, and Herzog & de Meuron architects are compared and discussed based on project and structure. Look for German skateparks, Italian rooftoop tracks, and Portuguese swimming pools inside Concrete. The book delivers September 3, 2012. Available from Amazon.