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Composite materials can lead to lighter, stronger, more durable, and better thermally performing buildings that have new formal possibilities. This book, the first to be published about this new class of materials as used in architecture, describes the technology underpinning composite materials, assesses their applicability to architecture, and surveys notable built examples throughout the globe. Projects by Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid, Snohetta, Herzog & de Meuron, Morphosis, SHoP, Kengo Kuma, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro utilizing composite materials have recently been completed throughout the world. This book showcases those noteworthy new projects with photographs, explanatory text, drawings, diagrams, and construction photographs.