Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture

Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture

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By (author) David Phillips, By (author) Megumi Yamashita, By (author) Virginia McLeod

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 257mm x 297mm x 25mm | 1,565g
  • Publication date: 7 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780670095
  • ISBN 13: 9781780670096
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 700
  • Sales rank: 63,971

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Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern concrete architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 49 of the most recently completed and influential concrete designs for both residential and commercial architecture. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled consistently and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project. A bonus CD-ROM contains drawings from the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.

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David Phillips graduated with an MA in fine art from the Royal College of Art and later studied architecture at London South Bank University. He has worked for a number of leading architecture and design companies in the UK. Currently he is a senior lecturer in design at the University of the Arts London. Megumi Yamashita is a journalist writing about architecture and design for various publishers in both the UK and Japan.

Table of contents

COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS PleskowRael Architecture, Santa Monica Boulevard Transit Parkway, USA AMP Arquitectos, MAGMA, Spain Eastern Design Office, Crest Factory / House, Japan Barbosa & Guimaraes, Vodafone HQ, Spain Rafael de La-Hoz, Towers of Hercules, Spain SPASM Design Architects, Aon Insurance Headquarters, India Manthey Kula Architects, Palsbu Hydroelectric Power Station, Norway Aebi & Vincent Architekten, Umbau und Sanierung Schulheim Rossfeld, Germany JSA Architects, Shoreditch High Street / East London Line Extension, UK Hohensinn ArchiteKtur, Graz Hotel am Domplatz, Austria CULTURAL BUILDINGS WHY Architecture, Grand Rapids Arts Museum, USA Nuno Ribeiro Lopes Capelinhos Vulcano Interpretation Centre, Portugal Massimiliano Fuksas, The Peres Peace House, Israel O'Donnell & Tuomey Architects, Irish Language and Cultural Centre, Ireland Santiago Calatrava, Palaude les Arts Reina Sofia, Spain UN Studio, Mumuth Music School, Graz, Austria Claus + Kaan, Cemetery Building & Crematorium, Belgium Rodrigo Cervino Lopez, Brumadinho Gallery, Brazil Diener & Diener Architekten, Music House for Instrumental Practice and Choral Rehearsal, Einsiedeln, Switzerland ERERAS Arquitectos, Private Library, Spain Bernard Tschumi, New Acropolis Museum, Greece BAAS-JORDI BADIA, Can Framis-Fundacio Vila Casas (Museum), Spain MLZD, The Historisches Museum Bern Extension, Switzerland CF Moller Architects, Darwin Centre, UK Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clement Museum of Luz, Portugal Steven Holl, Herning Art Centre, Norway Eduardo Souto de Moura, Paula Rego New Museum, Portugal Caruso St John, Nottingham Contemporary Arts Centre, UK Ellis Williams Architects, Mostyn Gallery, UK Valerio Olgiati, Atelier Bardill, Scharans, Germany Airas Architects and Henna Helander, Weegee Centre, Finland Ryue Nishizawa, Teshima Art Museum, Japan Manuelle Gautrand, Lille Metropole Musee d'art Moderne, France Atelier Bow-Wow Four-Boxes Gallery, Japan PUBLIC BUILDINGS AFF Architekten, Fichtelberg Mountain Hut, Germany Paul Bretz Architectes, Radar Tower, Luxembourg David Chipperfield Architects City of Justice, Spain LAN Architecture, Toy Library, France O'Donnell & Tuomey, Sean O'Casey Community Centre, Ireland Fernando Romero, Bridging Tea House, Mexico BAK Arquitectos Casa de Hormigon, Spain Becker Architekten, Hydro-electric Powerstation, Germany Foster & Partners Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi Zaha Hadid, Evelyn Grace Academy, UK RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Esudio Ramos, Las Lomas House, Argentina Paul Bretz Architectes House F, Austria Peter Stutchbury, Springwater, Australia Torafu Architects, House in Kohoku, Japan Clemens Bonnen and Amanda Schlaich, Infra Lightweight Concrete House, Germany Joseph N. Biondo, Equanimity House, USA