Concrete: Pure, Strong, Surprising - Braun Publishers - House on a Stream   This volume presents the many faces of concrete and the breadth of design possibilities of this building materia. It is illustrated by numerous contemporary realized projects. Concrete is an all-around talent, already in use in ancient Rome and since the second half of the 20th century one of the most important building materials. After a period of excess, a renaissance of - exposed - concrete began in the 1990s. Expressive-opulent at times and minimalist-clear at others – the material is always new, exciting, and startling. Whether it is visible or invisible, delicate or powerful, the constantly evolving technological developments and especially sophisticated new materials allow phenomenal innovative designs. This volume sheds light on all the different faces of concrete, presenting an overview of the great variety of outstanding contemporary projects. It highlights the extensive scope of design possibilities as well as the immense potential incorporated in this unique building material. The book publishes House on a Stream, a project with a sculptural quality entirely cast in exposed concrete.