Concrete Ideas: Material to Shape a City

Author(s): Pina Petricone


Explores the ways in which new technologies are changing concrete and the ways in which it is used. Through a series of montages, drawings and photographs, this title visually speculates on concretes capacity as an urban catalyst, its potential for defining cities and the many ways in which it is being applied in urban renewal.

With thoughtful, informed contributions from experts such as Mark West, George Baird, Will Bruder and Charles Waldheim, among others, and specially taken photographs of concrete buildings around the world (although Toronto features heavily as an exemplar of a successful concrete city), this book is key reading for all architecture students and practitioners, and offers a seductive argument for the reconsideration and reclamation of this age-old building material, which is after water the second most used material in the world.


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General Fields

  • : 9780500342817
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : February 2012
  • : 275(h) x 201(w) x 38(t) mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pina Petricone
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 721.0445
  • : 248