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Concrete has conviction, strength and directness. It has plasticity, too, which makesthe possibilities for form-making almost endless.
Concrete Houses explores the sculptural possibilities of concrete as the materialof choice in landmark contemporary houses across Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Japan,Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA, from the hands of major internationalarchitects including Sou Fujimoto, Tom Kundig, Valerio Olgiati and Marcio Kogan, andAustralians such as Peter Stutchbury, Alex Popov, Ian McDougall and Neil Durbach.Illustrated throughout with exceptional colour photography, and selected plansand drawings, Concrete Houses celebrates the incontrovertible fusion of concrete’sversatility and brute force to make timeless architecture of lyric beauty.
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The Poetics of Form • Camberwell House, Melbourne, Australia • Dovecote, Braga,
Portugal • Casa Plana, Porto Feliz, Brazil • Villa Além, Alentejo, Portugal • It Is a Garden,
Nagano, Japan • The Pierre, San Juan Islands, USA • Lune de Sang Pavilion, Northern
New South Wales, Australia • Indigo Slam, Sydney, Australia • Invisible House, Blue
Mountains, Australia • Marama House, Sydney, Australia