Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture


  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Har/Cdr edition (7 November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781780670096
  • ISBN-13: 9781780670096
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 2.5 x 29.8 cm

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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. Each project is presented with color 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 all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.

About the Author

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.