Tag Archives: Concrete

Space-Conscious Japanese Family Home In Wood And Concrete

Think of space-saving interiors we often imagine quirky desks that disappear into the wall, Murphy beds that only come out at night and uber-creative shelving which seamlessly blends into the backdrop. But there are times when smart utilization of available square footage is all you need to create a space-savvy home that serves the needs of a modern family. House in Takatsuki is a Japanese residence that draws you in with its innate sense of minimalism, contrasting wooden and concrete surfaces that blend warmth with steely, cold finishes and a large bookshelf that stretches across two floors! Read More

10 Contemporary Rooms With Concrete Ceiling

Versatile, strong, durable and an essential component of the urban landscape, concrete can be found pretty much all around us. Of course, we need to generally dig a little before we uncover that layer of rough, unpolished concrete under stucco, stone, wood or any other material that is used to cover up its stoic presence. For some reason, most people simply are not very fond of concrete as a finish. Maybe it feels far too impersonal, cold and indifferent. Maybe it is still associated with the image of an unfinished building that still needs to be finished. Maybe simply because we all prefer warmer, more inviting finishes! Read More

Concrete Charisma: Stunningly Refurbished Modern Industrial London Loft

Nestle in the heart of London and reviving the original industrial charm of the Clerkenwell neighborhood, the charming Clerkenwell Warehouse Loft was renovated and refurbished in style by InsideOut. The innovative makeover of this 2,583-square- foot apartment aimed at bringing back some of the original appeal of the home by doing away with old layers of drywall and exposing its concrete skin at its brilliant best. The project is a brilliant blend of aesthetics and functionality with modern inserts and smart units being used to add two new bedrooms, a state-of-the-art contemporary kitchen, an exclusive TV room, guest spaces and additional family areas. Read More

White Aluminum Screen And In-Situ Concrete Create A Dramatic Kew Home

A perfect architectural composition touches you in more ways than one. It is not about just aesthetics and ergonomics alone. Involving multiple senses makes a more lasting impression and this contemporary home in Kew, Melbourne aims to do that with a unique blend of materials and an equally innovative home design. It was Architects EAT who decided to give the residence a façade unlike any other with a white aluminum screen that keeps away prying eyes and helps shape a more intimate entrance zone. It also preserves a sense of mystery as one is greeted by a blue front gate, lovely grasscrete, hanging plants and a serene ambiance. Read More

Corian® Celebrates Fifty Years With Concrete, Onyx And Prima

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Corian®, the solid and non-porous high-tech surface material from science and engineering company DuPont™. A versatile, synthetic material, Corian® has gained international recognition and acclaim. Its application is found in numerous residential, public and commercial contexts and environments, including: kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, building facades, lighting, technology and healthcare. Read More

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

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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