Concrete: scale, texture & impact

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Noppenhalle, Zurich - Baierbischofberger Architects

Phaidon's upcoming coffee table book release, Concrete (due out September 2012), takes readers on a tour of the material's use in architecture - from its role in ancient Rome through to its contemporary profile. 180 buildings are examined by author William Hall, with examples from around the world featured alongside instantly recognisable works by Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor and Herzog & de Meuron.

Subscribers can read about concrete's role in contemporary design in our materials reports, Concrete Matters and Made of: Concrete.