Concrete ArchitecturePhaidon Editors, with Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin

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The ultimate book of concrete architecture, featuring 300 buildings of every type and style from the past 100 years

A singularly impressive volume featuring 300 examples of the most incredible and inspiring concrete architecture from the early twentieth century to the present day. Organised visually, with one building per page, Concrete Architecture celebrates the might, majesty, and sculptural beauty of concrete buildings from all over the globe and is grounded with a contextualising essay on the long history of concrete architecture, reaching back more than a thousand years to the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome.

Including buildings from the pioneering Modern masters of concrete Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, I. M. Pei, John Lautner, and Frank Lloyd Wright as well as work by some of the most revered architects of the late twentieth century including Tadao Ando, Steven Holl, Herzog and de Meuron, and Zaha Hadid, Concrete Architecture also brings to light the contemporary stars using concrete in spectacular ways, including Grafton Architects, Elemental, and Pezo von Elrichshausen. This awe-inspiring collection of concrete buildings from around the globe is a visual feast for lovers of Brutalism, one of the hottest topics in popular architecture.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 352 pp
  • Illustrations: 300 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838667115

Phaidon Editors

Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin are Los Angeles-based architecture writers. World experts on unbuilt architecture, they are the co-authors and co-curators of the hit exhibitions and companion books Never Built New York and Never Built Los Angeles. They have each contributed to numerous publications, including the New York Times and Architectural Record, and Sam has also written several books for Phaidon, including Life Meets Art and Drama.

‘[Has] an impressive depth of detail supported by an exhibition’s worth of images.’ – Design Milk

[Concrete Architecture] is… about admiring architects’ sheer creativity.’ – Design Anthology  

‘Pitched at the diehard brutalist who desperately wants to convert others to their cause, Concrete Architecture makes its case through a feast of black and white imagery of the very best concrete architecture from around the globe.’ – Wallpaper*