The Barbican Estate has topped the list of Britain’s ugliest buildings several times, yet the unique Brutalist complex is undoubtedly one of London’s most iconic structures
Hempcrete is a biocomposite material that can be used in the place of concrete. It has a negative carbon footprint
The post-war architectural style, characterised by block-like forms usually cast in raw concrete or brick, defined an era of architecture in Britain
Louis Kahn is widely recognised as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century, known for his monolithic concrete buildings around the world
From the sharp diagonal lies of Zaha Hadid's first commission to the swooping curves of futuristic stadiums and museums, this selection of her most outstanding works capture the Queen of Curves' radical style
Villa Savoye is a definitive example of a modernist building. Set in the Parisian suburb of Poissy, the villa was designed by Swiss architect and modernist titan Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret.
Giancarlo Ragazzi’s footballing fortress brings together two rival teams, several architectural movements and much of Milan’s twentieth-century history under one mighty steel roof
Christopher Beanland’s compendium of 50 brutalist buildings is a wholesome first introduction to brutalism, but will leave die-hard fans unsatisfied, says Peter Smisek
A 50m-long courtyard surrounded by monolithic concrete walls creates an air of mystery around Valerio Olgiati’s retreat in rural Portugal
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena's practice turns corporate design on its head by creating a business innovation lab with the windows on the inside
Nameless Architecture’s quietly powerful church in Seoul explores the symbolic potential of raw concrete and simple box-like forms, says Douglas Murphy
Over the past 50 years, São Paulo’s architects have developed a distinctive concrete modernism that is at once monumental and intimate – solid as a fortress, but inviting everybody in. Among the city’s endless skyscrapers, it has resulted in some of the liveliest public spaces on Earth.
Matali Crasset's furniture, made from a new super-light type of concrete, aims to make us rethink the role of the material in the home.
A restoration project has brought the crumbling ruins of a Lisbon theatre back to life by enclosing them in vast planes of terracotta concrete.
Towering over the crossroads between Covent Garden, Soho and Bloomsbury, the slender concrete lattice of Centre Point has, for the 40 years since its completion, been a beacon, helping to navigate merry wayfarers through the West End on a Friday night.