Concrete Houses, published by Thames & Hudson, dives into the possibilities of concrete as a material by showcasing a selection of residential buildings from around the world. Complete with stunning images, the work celebrates the unique aesthetics of concrete construction, where brutalism is combined with lyricism and timeless beauty. The work was written by architectural journalist and author Joe Rollo.
Concrete Houses explores the sculptural possibilities of concrete as the material of choice in landmark contemporary houses across Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA, from the hands of major international architects including Sou Fujimoto, Tom Kundig, Valerio Olgiati and Marcio Kogan, and Australians such as Peter Stutchbury, Alex Popov, Ian McDougall and Neil Durbach.
Illustrated throughout with exceptional colour photography, and selected plans and drawings, Concrete Houses celebrates the incontrovertible fusion of concrete’s versatility and brute force to make timeless architecture of lyric beauty.