Materia’s Design Week Mexico pavilion casts shadow patterns across itself

October 12, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

White concrete columns intersect with wooden beams to form the pavilion for this year’s Design Week Mexico, designed by Mexican architecture studio Materia. Materia, which is led by architects Gustavo Carmona and Lisa Beltran, chose to create a place for contemplation and reflection – as well as peaceful activities like yoga – for the 2017 edition of the annual commission.

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Italian holiday home by 35a Studio features pointed roof and bare concrete interior

October 1, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

This holiday home in the Valverde region of northern Italy features deep square windows, bare concrete interiors and a roof that rises up towards steeply pointed corners. House R is located in the village of Casa D’Agosto and was designed by Monza-based 35a Studio for a Milanese couple who wanted a place to escape from the city. The

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Italian holiday home by 35a Studio features pointed roof and bare concrete interior

October 1, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

This holiday home in the Valverde region of northern Italy features deep square windows, bare concrete interiors and a roof that rises up towards steeply pointed corners. House R is located in the village of Casa D’Agosto and was designed by Monza-based 35a Studio for a Milanese couple who wanted a place to escape from the city. The

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Slatted timber doors unfold along house in Uruguay by Masa Arquitectos

September 26, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

Wooden panels open up in sections across the back of this concrete house in Uruguay, designed by local firm Masa Arquitectos. Measuring 969 square feet (90 square metres), Casa Marindia is located an hour outside the South American country’s capital Montevideo, in the beach town of Marindia. The rectangular house is made primarily of concrete, but

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Alvar Aalto inspired the orange blockwork fireplace in Notan Office’s Brussels roof extension

September 24, 2017 India Block 0

This extension to the roof of a Brussels apartment block by local studio Notan Office features a fireplace that takes its cues from the work of modernist architect and designer Alvar Aalto. The project titled Lincoln is a 140-square-metre extension of a penthouse apartment in an residential area of Brussels. Set back from the main building, the extra level is almost

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STPMJ layers different concrete mixes to form striped walls at Stratum House

September 21, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

The stripy facades of this pair of houses near the South Korean city of Icheon are the result of experiments by architecture office STPMJ into how altering the constituents of concrete changes its properties. STPMJ’s founders Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim described Stratum House as an attempt to simulate a geological formation by

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Tree branches poke through floors of Vo Trong Nghia’s Stacked Planters House

September 18, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed a house in Ho Chi Minh City, featuring a series of stacked concrete slabs punctured by rectangular holes that allow trees to reach up through the floors. Stacked Planters House is the latest in the House for Trees project, which the Vietnamese studio initiated to help reintroduce green spaces

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Concrete-clad home by Dieguez Fridman reimagines Buenos Aires’ typical “sausage houses”

September 9, 2017 Natashah Hitti 0

Rectangular concrete slabs form the exterior of Dieguez Fridman’s four-storey Corner House in Buenos Aires, which puts a vertical spin on the city’s typical suburban architecture. Houses in the Argentinian capital traditionally have a “horizontal progression of spaces that go from the most public areas to the most intimate spaces”, according to Dieguez Fridman co-founders

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Holiday home by Masato Sekiya cantilevers over a river bank in Nara Prefecture

September 2, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Masato Sekiya’s firm Planet Creations has completed a concrete weekend house, which cantilevers six metres over a rocky ledge in Japan’s Omine mountain range. Located in Tenkawa village, 600 metres above sea level, the site is surrounded by the Omine mountain range. The house, which was designed as a holiday villa for a doctor and his wife, protrude out from the

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A Curved Wood And Concrete Exterior Greets Visitors To This Home In Sydney

August 31, 2017 Erin 0

  Real estate firm BresicWhitney have recently listed this modern curved wood and concrete house that’s located in Sydney, Australia.   At the front of the house, a path surrounded by plants connects to concrete stairs that lead up to the house. At the side of the house, there’s another entrance and the second floor features […]

Polo stables by Estudio Ramos features grassy roof for horses to graze

August 31, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

A spiral staircase made from cast concrete leads up to a turfed roof overlooking a pool and polo field at this stables near Buenos Aires, which was designed by local firm Estudio Ramos for a professional polo player. Estudio Ramos created the stables for polo star Nacho Figueras on the flatlands of La Pampa near

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Moon Hoon uses diagonal beams to brace stacked-box house on Jeju island 

August 30, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

South Korean architect Moon Hoon has completed a concrete house on the island of Jeju, featuring cantilevered boxes stacked on top of each other and braced by diagonal reinforced-concrete beams. Moon Hoon designed the building for a plot on South Korea’s largest island, which is located to the south of the Korean peninsula and is

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Glazed corners peel back to allow sea breezes into Malan Vorster’s Cape Town house

August 27, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

The living spaces of this seaside house in Cape Town are lined with sliding glass walls that can be pulled aside to connect the interiors with a series of external decks, patios and balconies overlooking the ocean. Clifton House was designed by local architecture firm Malan Vorster for a site in the suburb of Clifton,

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Atelier Štěpán completes cylindrical white church in the Czech Republic

August 26, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Windows appear to have been carved out of the curving walls of this cylindrical church in the Czech Republic, designed by Brno-based studio Atelier Štěpán. Atelier Štěpán designed the Church of St Wenceslas for Sazovice, a village in the Zlín Region that had wanted a new church since before the second world war. The studio based its design on the

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Cantilevered concrete volume shelters entrance to Arabic studies building at Lebanese university

August 25, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Chunky concrete pillars support the upper storey of this university building in Lebanon, which rises above its sloping site to offer views of a nearby walnut grove and the Mediterranean Sea. The Sheikh Nahyan Centre for Arabic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue (CASID) was designed by local firm Fouad Samara Architects as the latest addition to

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Concrete dermatology office by Matt Fajkus overlooks Texas Hill Country

August 23, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

American firm Matt Fajkus Architecture has created a low-lying medical office in central Texas made of concrete and glass, which is intended to provide a soothing atmosphere for patients. The Westlake Dermatology Marble Falls is situated along a major highway in Marble Falls, about an hour’s drive from Austin, and looks toward gentle hills. The pavilion-like, rectangular

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Concrete dermatology office by Matt Fajkus overlooks Texas Hill Country

August 23, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

American firm Matt Fajkus Architecture has created a low-lying medical office in central Texas made of concrete and glass, which is intended to provide a soothing atmosphere for patients. The Westlake Dermatology Marble Falls is situated along a major highway in Marble Falls, about an hour’s drive from Austin, and looks toward gentle hills. The pavilion-like, rectangular

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3322 Studio builds concrete home in Tel Aviv around enclosed patios

August 18, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Huge windows and patios in this concrete house in Tel Aviv shed natural light across the interior while also allowing the family full views of the surrounding garden. The Suspended Patio House is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the Israeli city, and was designed by Ramat Gan-based 3322 Studio as a space for the founders’ own family.

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3 Apartments with Industrial Inspired Concrete Wall Panels

August 4, 2017 HD Staff 0

The industrial design trend is making way for a cozier way of living to some extent. While urban loft spaces are still stylish, more and more designers are finding ways to take some of those harsher elements — like concrete and exposed steel — and warm them up with furniture and light. The three apartments […]

Concrete ribs cradle brickwork walls at Bloco Arquitetos’ Brasília residence

July 27, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Concrete ribs extend across the brick walls of this house on the outskirts of Brasília, Brazil, which Bloco Arquitetos has designed as two pavilion-like structures linked by an outdoor path. Casa Vila Rica is located 40 kilometres away from the centre of the Brazilian capital city on a gentle slope overlooking a valley filled with native vegetation. Bloco Arquitetos designed

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