Concrete Houses: Form, Line, and Plane (Hardcover)

Concrete Houses: Form, Line, and Plane By Steve Huyton, Cheryl Weber Cover Image


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.
  • Exquisite color photography and plans
  • 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764362774
ISBN-10: 0764362771
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: May 24th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English