Concrete Jungle, published by Gestalten, reveals the visionary architectural masterpieces that are hidden in the rich greenery of the jungle. This comprehensive book with its spectacular photos takes its reader on a journey into the tropics, where plants hide some of the finest modern buildings of our time, designed by architects like Luis Barragán, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Marcio Kogan. Welcome to the jungle!
Based on the concepts of Modernist style and Bauhaus aesthetics, tropical countries like Brazil or Mexico have developed their highly unique visions of an international style and an architecture which is both timeless and desirable, which continues to be highly influential around the globe.
In Concrete Jungle we embark on a journey through the works of architects influenced by the tropical modernist style, from Luis Barragán to Paulo Mendes da Rocha, to Marcio Kogan.