Concrete takes a fresh look at the world’s most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a German skatepark sits beside an Italian rooftop test track, a Japanese crematorium alongside a Portuguese swimming pool and a Brazilian government building next to a Chinese opera house.
Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing a commentary on the building. An essay by Leonard Koren, author of the best-selling Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, offers an evocative and perceptive view of concrete through the author’s experience of studying architecture in California and living in Tokyo.
Concrete is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material often considered dull and cold but actually full of spectacular potential.
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Gessato Design Store proudly offers Standard Delivery.
- Delivery: Our standard shipping provides delivery to the front door of your residence or the dock of a commercial building. Our dedicated delivery team will carefully transport the item(s) from the truck to the first available dry, protected area outside your premises (front porch, garage, etc.)
What's Included: Standard delivery includes delivery to the front door. For multi-unit buildings, the order may be delivered inside the entrance to the building, but not to individual apartment doors. In some instances, a signature may be required. Please note, this option does not include inside delivery to the room of choice, unpacking, assembly, or removal of packing debris. If you need additional delivery options, please reach out to our Customer Service at [email protected].
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- 15-Day Hassle-Free Return: Change your mind? No problem. Return your purchase within the first 15 days and we'll give you a full refund, no questions asked.
- Extended 30-Day Return: Still deciding? That's okay. If you return your purchase within the next 15 days, we'll provide you with store credit equal to the full amount of your purchase.
Please note that we do not accept returns on custom-made items. For more information, view our comprehensive Return Policy.
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