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A Collection of the World's Coolest Concrete Buildings

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100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings, published by Taschen and now available through their website as well as Amazon, features the best of concrete architecture while showcasing how the material has evolved past traditional eyesores like highway brides and unadventurous warehouses.

In celebration of the phenomenal coffee table showcase, they shared a special selection of designs found within the book with us. Envy and inspiration await:

Selvika National Tourist Route by Reiulf Ramstad

Joachimstrasse by David Chipperfield

Niigata City Konan Ward Cultural Center by Chiaki Arai

MiCasa Vol. B by studio mk27

Bicentennial Civic Center by Lucio Morini + GGMPU

Cher House by BAK

Sunset Chapel by BNKR

Bing Thom, Surrey City Center Library