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The Outdoor, Indoor QTZ Concrete Edition From Ivanka Concrete

The QTZ concrete edition was first introduced as a prototype during Milan design week 2016 at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, but after, Hungarian manufacturing company IVANKA introduces the QTZ concrete edition for the US market during the Design Miami 2016 expo.The collection is the result of a collaboration between the Hungarian company Ivanka, with their urban element division and the Argentinian born Australian designer, Alexander Lotersztain. Originally launched during Milan design week in 2015 as a limited edition made from stainless steel has now been re-interpreted in QTZ Concrete. Read More

Swiss Delight: Modern Single Family House In Concrete And Wood

Set in an idyllic landscape filled with majestic mountains and a lush green landscape that comes alive each summer, Single Family House on a Slope in Merishausen, Switzerland brings modernity to a relaxing rural setting. Designed by Dost, this contemporary residence in gray sits on a sloped lot (not a surprise) and overlooks the village below. Despite its private and modest street façade, the house opens up towards the view below as its rear front features large glass windows and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside. With an interior in wood and concrete, this smart Swiss home combines a hint of rustic charm with refined modernity in a seamless fashion. Read More

Cement And Concrete Brazilian Home Is Energized With Bright Color

There is an undeniable ‘Bohemian spirit’ that the fabulous Bandeiras House in Vila Madalena, São Paulo exudes. This of course comes barely as a surprise to those who know this unique neighborhood filled with artists, designers and creative souls who spend endless hours conjuring up something refreshingly new. Despite its contemporary aesthetics, the colorful zest inside the house definitely gives it an eclectic-modern vibe even as ARKITITO Arquitetura did their absolute best to cut back on construction costs and wastage of space. Even with a concrete and steel structure and an interior covered in cement blocks, there is plenty of vivacious brilliance everywhere you look! Read More

LA House: Cantilevered Brilliance Wrapped In Concrete And Wood

Finding design solutions to make most of a lot that is irregular in shape, the LA House in Londrina, Brazil, utilizes an innovative concrete box draped in wood to create a contemporary living environment for a young couple. Crafted by Studio Guilherme Torres, the modern home is located on the highest point of a condominium project and its innovative design makes most of the view on offer even while ensuring complete privacy. With wood and concrete shaping both the exterior and the interior of the home, the architects relied on simplicity of materials, smart ergonomics and modern minimalism to fashion a spacious and cheerful interior. Read More


Modern Concrete House In Switzerland

This modern concrete house in Switzerland is by MLZD Architecture. If any of you follow me, you know I like a good concrete house and this one is just that, good! I guess the concrete has somewhat of an industrial feel but maybe that is why I like it. The furnishings are nice here, mid century fits right in. The combination of the dark wood, concrete, and brass fixtures is quite pleasing. The concrete and the walls of glass are a nice juxtaposition in quality and functionality of materials. I can’r read German so I don’t know all of the details surrounding the house but it is amazing and would be fascinating to see how it was constructed. Read More

The Jonathan Concrete Bench From Bellitalia

Regardless of what ideas come to your mind when you think about concrete benches, the Jonathan concrete bench won’t make you feel blue anymore.
The raw and innovative design from Bellitalia was intended to offer a constant aesthetic appeal to your home garden or business park, as well as making an exceptionally comfortable seating place for your family, guests or for waiting people. Read More

Wood, Concrete And Sculptural Beauty: Mesmeric Cape Cod Beach House

Smart architecture is all about adapting to the landscape even while flawlessly serving the needs of those residing within a structure. It is a delicate balance that is enhanced by elegant aesthetics and contemporary overtones. Set on a picturesque dune strip and sitting on the edge of marsh that stretches into the Cape Cod Bay, this gorgeous beach house designed by Hariri & Hariri Architecture showcases this fine balance to perfection. With a concrete lower half that offers stability and a top volume that is engulfed in wood, the Cape Cod Beach House is both sculptural and practical in its form. Read More

The Man Who Gave Concrete A Chance In Architecture

150 years ago an extraordinary boy was born in a small Ukrainian village. He had great things ahead of him: to change the architectural look of Kyiv, to become an innovator of his time and create over 30 great buildings: museums, schools, churches, a sugar plant, a public bath, a railway station, a hotel, villas and a mausoleum. We are speaking of VLADISLAV GORODETSKY, a famous Ukrainian architect with Polish roots and education from the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Read More

Polished Concrete – The Perfect Floor Covering?

When it comes to choosing the right commercial flooring for your business, a long list of boxes need to be ticked. You want robustness and longevity, safety and hygiene, low maintenance and good value. Visual appeal would be nice to have too. Guess what? Polished concrete delivers on all fronts, and with bells on. Read More


Concrete And Glass By Anako Architecture

Anako Architecture has a knack for designing and building geometric homes that utilize concrete and glass. I have always been fond of concrete bunker style homes but these feel a little bit more modern. I like the setting of this home, the mountain range is monumental. The courtyard is a nice touch, as the inward facing windows supply additional light to the rest of the house. The balance of concrete and glass works really well with this house, it doesn’t feel dark or too closed in. If you go look through the rest of their residential projects, the is one thing that brought a smile to my face. Some of these homes are placed into neighborhoods were most of the houses look similar and then you get stopped in your tracks because there is the stunning concrete structure. Read More

Modern Industrial Madrid Home Dressed In Concrete, Wood And Gray

The beauty of picking style and theme for your home is the way in which you can alter it to reflect your own taste, heritage and personal preferences even while keeping in line with the overall picture. Local architectural influences, trends of the time and historic events also play a major role in creating and reshaping styles constantly. Modern industrial style is one such delight which seems to combine the simplicity and unassuming practicality of industrial style with modern refinement and latest trends. And this fabulous home in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain captures this newfound style to perfection! Read More