Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture

By David Phillips and Megumi Yamashita

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  • Hardback with CD-ROM
  • 700 illustrations
  • 224 pages
  • 290 x 250 mm
  • ISBN 9781780670096
  • Published October 2012

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.

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.

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Introduction

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 BADÍA, Can Framis-Fundacio Vila Casas (Museum), Spain  /  MLZD, The Historisches Museum Bern Extension, Switzerland  /  CF Moller Architects, Darwin Centre, UK  /  Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clément 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  / Airas Architects and Henna Helander, Weegee Centre, Finland  /  Ryue Nishizawa, Teshima Art Museum, Japan  /  Manuelle Gautrand, Lille Métropole Musée 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


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