MoMA announces exhibition exploring Yugoslavia’s concrete architecture

January 19, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

New York’s Museum of Modern Art will examine former Yugoslavia’s impressive concrete structures and bold urban planning visions created during its communist years, in an exhibition opening this summer. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, will present examples of the distinct style that emerged in the state, which occupied the Balkans region of

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Micro apartments in concrete pipes designed to ease Hong Kong’s housing crisis

January 16, 2018 India Block 0

Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture has developed a prototype for low-cost, stackable micro homes in concrete pipes, which could slot into gaps between city buildings. Called OPod Tube Housing, the project sees 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes transformed into 9.29-square-metre homes, with doors that can be unlocked using smartphones. Studio founder James Law envisions these tubular structures being

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Butterfly roofs top rural house in Carmel by Feldman Architecture

January 16, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

V-shaped roofs cover each of the three pavilions that make up this Californian residence by US studio Feldman Architecture, which was constructed in an environmentally sensitive private community. The Butterfly House is located in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a private development near the seaside town of Carmel. Only 10 per cent of the 20,000-acre (8,094-hectare)

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Forest and House by JHW IROJE Architects is a hillside home slotted among mature trees

January 15, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A living space surrounded by glass walls and an open-air bath house are among five buildings that are scattered across a forested site to form this house in South Korea’s Sunchang County. Jung Hyo-Won’s Seoul-based studio JHW IROJE Architects designed the house for a professor and engineer who is set to retire soon and wanted

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Villa K’s angular concrete volumes provide views of a Finnish forest and the Baltic Sea

January 14, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This house near Helsinki perches on a rocky bluff looking out towards the Baltic Sea and features a cranked form that shelters a decked terrace from the harsh wind. Local studios Mer Architects and Ettala Palomeras Architects collaborated on the design of Villa K, which is located in the Spjutsund area along the coast from

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Cloaked House by Ernesto Pereira is designed to disappear into its arboreal setting

January 12, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Glazed walls sandwiched between concrete slabs ensure this house in the Portuguese city of Marco de Canaveses blends in with the surrounding trees and provides extensive views across a nearby valley. Local architect Ernesto Pereira designed the Cloaked House to take advantage of its verdant hillside site, which is surrounded by chestnut trees and flanked

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Sliding glass doors open concrete house by Narch to views of national park near Barcelona

January 5, 2018 India Block 0

This family home by Narch is crafted from concrete slabs, steel columns and sliding glazing that permits views out over a Spanish nature reserve. The Spanish architecture studio designed Calders House for clients with two young children for a plot in the small village of Calders, which sits on the edge of the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac

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Concrete house in Buenos Aires by Besonías Almeida fits among mature trees

January 4, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Argentinian firm Besonías Almeida has built a house in Buenos Aires around existing foliage, using board-formed concrete and dark laminated timber panels. Casa Aranzazu is located in a residential part of the city, on a forested site with a footprint of 7,287 square feet (677 square metres). From the front, the concrete house appears to be rectangular, but

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10 home interiors that make use of board-marked concrete

December 22, 2017 Trudie Carter 0

For this week’s roundup of popular images from our Pinterest boards, we’ve found residences all over the world that feature interiors with textured concrete walls.  Casa Mach, Argentina, by Luciano Kruk Board-marked concrete features prominently in Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk’s buildings, and this linear residence is no exception. Concrete slabs were used for both the

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Kosher cookery school in Mexico City features board-marked concrete walls

December 22, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Californian studio Belzberg Architects has built a concrete culinary school in Mexico City, offering a range of facilities to the local Jewish community, including rooftop yoga and art galleries. The 650-square-metre Taller Estrella Jafif is located in Bosques de las Lomas neighbourhood, where a large majority of the city’s Jewish community moved to between the 1950s

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Kosher cookery school in Mexico City features board-marked concrete walls

December 22, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Californian studio Belzberg Architects has built a concrete culinary school in Mexico City, offering a range of facilities to the local Jewish community, including rooftop yoga and art galleries. The 650-square-metre Taller Estrella Jafif is located in Bosques de las Lomas neighbourhood, where a large majority of the city’s Jewish community moved to between the 1950s

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David Adjaye updates design for his first New York skyscraper

December 15, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

British architect David Adjaye has released a revised version of his firm’s first New York high-rise: a 66-storey concrete skyscraper in Downtown Manhattan. The newly released official renderings show a much different design to the conceptual images leaked earlier this year, which depicted the skyscraper with golden facades. Instead, the residential tower on William Street in the Financial

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David Adjaye updates design for his first New York skyscraper

December 15, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

British architect David Adjaye has released a revised version of his firm’s first New York high-rise: a 66-storey concrete skyscraper in Downtown Manhattan. The newly released official renderings show a much different design to the conceptual images leaked earlier this year, which depicted the skyscraper with golden facades. Instead, the residential tower on William Street in the Financial

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners begins work on Louvre art store in northern France

December 15, 2017 India Block 0

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has started building a new concrete-framed art storage facility in Lievin, France, for the Louvre museum, which will be covered by a large green roof. The centre designed by the British architectural firm will be equipped to store 250,000 art works as well as conservation and study areas. Set entirely on one level, the Louvre collections facility

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Rojkind Arquitectos completes concrete concert hall on the Gulf of Mexico

December 10, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Monolithic board-marked concrete volumes make up this seaside concert hall, built by Rojkind Arquitectos for the philharmonic orchestra of Mexican city Boca del Rio. Mexico City-based Rojkind Arquitectos’ Foro Boca houses the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra, which was formed in 2014 to boost the city’s music and cultural activities. Built as part of a wider masterplan

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Ridged ribbons of concrete wrap house in South Korea by ODE Architects

December 9, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

This family home near Gyeongju, South Korea, is surrounded by thick bands of fluted concrete, which offer a play of light and shadow. Designed by architect Jaebok Choi of South Korean studio ODE Architects, W House is a two-storey, 298-square-metre property designed to respond to its setting between the city and the mountains. It brings together curved, straight and textured surfaces,

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Vector Architects converts sugar mill into Alila Yangshuo hotel

December 6, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Vector Architects has transformed a disused sugar mill in China’s mountainous Yangshuo County into a resort hotel featuring a group of gabled masonry structures designed to complement the existing industrial architecture. Alila Yangshuo hotel is situated in a col between two of the karst mountains that makes this area in the Guangxi region a popular

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Glass And Concrete Sculptures By Self-Taught Artist Ben Young

December 4, 2017 Erin 0

  New Zealand born and Sydney based sculptor Ben Young, is a self-taught artist who has been making glass sculptures for over 10 years. Inspired by landscapes of oceans and bodies of water, each of his pieces are hand drawn, hand cut and hand crafted, layer on layer to create the end product, and he […]

Gabled blocks overlook a koi pond at Fabian Tan’s Knikno House in Malaysia

December 3, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

A pair of perpendicular gabled structures with contrasting concrete and white-painted surfaces face onto a rear garden and pond at this house in the Malaysian city of Petaling Jaya by local architect Fabian Tan. Tan’s Kuala Lumpur-based studio designed the semi-detached Kninko House for a young family on a plot in the former satellite city

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Reflecting pool fronts linear concrete house in Argentina by Luciano Kruk

December 1, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk has built a concrete residence on the outskirts Buenos Aires, with an overhanging slab and a reflection pool along its front. Casa Mach is made out of board-marked concrete and measures 1,528 square feet (142 square metres). The pine planks used as formwork for the concrete walls imprint on the wet material,

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