This two-volume book highlights the best work done in concrete of recent years, calling it "one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of 'liquid stone' at the outset, it is malleable, durable, and capable of prodigious feats of engineering." The book includes buildings designed by such stars as Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and Steven Holl, but also surprising new architects like the Russians SPEECH, and rising stars of the international scene like Rudy Ricciotti from France.

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