“Liquid Stone: New Architecture In Concrete” was published by Princeton Architectural Press with the help and support of the Lafarge Group as part of its Creative Materials initiative. Co-author Jean-Louis Cohen is an architect and professor of architectural history at the University of Paris and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. His co-writer, G. Martin Moeller, Jr., is senior vice president at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
“In a series of essays by top architects, engineers, and scholars, ‘Liquid Stone’ explores the nature of concrete, its past and future, from technical, artistic, and historical perspectives,” says a blurb on the Princeton Architectural Press Web site. “Over 30 buildings by leading international architects including Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Norman Foster, and Santiago Calatrava are presented through detailed descriptions, photographs, and technical drawings.
“The book concludes with ‘The Future of Concrete,’ a chapter on newly emerging materials. Here self-consolidated, ultra-highperformance, and translucent concrete are illustrated, introducing the next generation in concrete technology and suggesting new directions for both architecture and engineering.”