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Besonías Almeida Arquitectos creates board-marked concrete summer house

July 1, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Buenos Aires-based studio Besonías Almeida Arquitectos has completed a holiday home in a seaside resort south of the Argentinian capital, with walls and overhanging roofs. Impressed by their previous work, the client tasked the studio led by architects María Victoria Besonías and Guillermo de Almeida with designing a property in the coastal Costa Esmerelda resort that had

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Yusuke Seki creates stripped-back coffee shop with raw concrete walls in Kobe

June 28, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Located in a former barber shop, the stripped back Voice of Coffee in Kobe, Japan, features exposed wooden beams and unfinished breeze block walls. Designed by Tokyo-based firm Yusuke Seki, Voice of Coffee is located next to a bustling district in the city of Kobe. The interior of the coffee shop has been kept intentionally raw

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João Vieira de Campos completes minimal concrete house in Porto

June 23, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This monolithic concrete house in an affluent area of Porto presents a largely closed and robust facade to the street, but opens up on its side towards its garden. Architect João Vieira de Campos designed the building as a single-family home that replaces a derelict villa in the Serralves neighbourhood to the west of Porto’s city

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Yushe Design slots office around existing trees in Shanghai suburb

June 17, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Trees grow through holes in the concrete floors and ceilings of the Shen Shen Garden office in Shanghai, which was designed to preserve the site’s natural features. Local studio Yushe Design developed the project as a workspace away from the bustle of downtown Shanghai. Located in a suburb of the Chinese city, the building combines offices

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Yushe Design slots office around existing trees in Shanghai suburb

June 17, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Trees grow through holes in the concrete floors and ceilings of the Shen Shen Garden office in Shanghai, which was designed to preserve the site’s natural features. Local studio Yushe Design developed the project as a workspace away from the bustle of downtown Shanghai. Located in a suburb of the Chinese city, the building combines offices

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 shows “what you can create with simple things” says Frida Escobedo

June 13, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo explains why she used stacks of roofing tiles to create this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Escobedo’s pavilion, which was unveiled outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, this week, is a secluded courtyard framed by latticed walls made from grey concrete roofing tiles. “We wanted to

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Frida Escobedo builds Serpentine Pavilion featuring “woven tapestry” of concrete tiles

June 11, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a secluded courtyard framed by decorative, latticed walls. Located outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, Escobedo’s pavilion features walls of concrete roofing tiles, a curving mirrored ceiling and a shallow, triangular pool of water. The aim was to reference the courtyards that are a

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Eindhoven to build “world’s first” 3D-printed houses that people will live inside

June 4, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Eindhoven University of Technology has announced plans to 3D print a series of concrete houses that will be made available to rent. In what is being described as a world first, the Dutch university is set to build five 3D-printed houses over the next five years, which will all become rental properties. “The project is

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Casa Roca’s curved concrete walls are designed to give an architectural “hug”

June 3, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Curved board-marked concrete walls wrap around the front of this residence in Quito, Ecuador, which local firm Estudio Felipe Escudero modelled on “the physical form of a hug”. Casa Roca is located in a residential neighbourhood in Ecuador’s capital city that Estudio Felipe Escudero (EFE), a studio led by architect Felipe Escudero, describes as “full

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Akihisa Hirata stacks concrete boxes to create “futuristic and savage” Tree-ness House

May 30, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Japanese studio Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office has completed a mixed-use building in Tokyo featuring a jumbled composition of concrete rooms that create spaces for small balconies and gardens. The firm headed by architect Akihisa Hirata designed the building in Tokyo’s Toshima district to provide accommodation for a multi-generational family, alongside gallery spaces and offices. The design of

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Akihisa Hirata stacks concrete boxes to create “futuristic and savage” Tree-ness House

May 30, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Japanese studio Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office has completed a mixed-use building in Tokyo featuring a jumbled composition of concrete rooms that create spaces for small balconies and gardens. The firm headed by architect Akihisa Hirata designed the building in Tokyo’s Toshima district to provide accommodation for a multi-generational family, alongside gallery spaces and offices. The design of

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Ludwig Godefroy designed Zicatela house as an “open-air fortress”

May 29, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Monolithic concrete steps evocative of ancient Aztec temples surround open-air living spaces and gardens at the heart of this holiday home in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. French architect Ludwig Godefroy created the property as a weekend home for a client who wanted to escape from the Mexico City to the tranquility of Zicatela Beach.

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Ryuichi Ashizawa uses traditional techniques to control climate at house on Okinawa Island

May 20, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Large eaves and a metal-mesh canopy that will eventually be covered with plants help to shade the interiors of this concrete house on Japan’s Okinawa Island. Osaka-based studio Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects designed the house called Ma of Wind for a plot in a residential area southwest of the 14th-century Shuri Castle, on the island in the

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Black concrete boxes form Casa Bruma in rural Mexico

May 10, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Nine dark-coloured blocks circle a forest clearing that acts as a courtyard for this home by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez. Canales and Rodríguez collaborated on the 6,500-square-foot (604-square-metre) Casa Bruma project, which serves a holiday home for a young family. The house comprises cuboid units of varying heights, each accommodating a different

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Felipe Assadi’s linear H House stretches along the Chilean coast

May 4, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Chilean firm Felipe Assadi Arquitectos has created a long concrete house for a sloping site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with extended portions forming covered balconies and a perpendicular swimming pool. House H occupies a site in Zapallar, and has a stepped path leading down to a nearby beach. Its stark, elongated form creates a strong contrast against

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Oppenheim Architecture completes concrete GLF Headquarters along Miami riverwalk

May 3, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture and Design has built offices in the city for an Italian construction company, with rectangular concrete volumes offset from one other and covered balconies extending from the units. Spanning 20,000 square feet (6,100 square metres), the new GLF Headquarters was designed by the local firm for a site along the Miami River. Comprising

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Hotel of concrete pods proposed by WSP for remote locations

May 1, 2018 India Block 0

Engineers from WSP are working with architects at Innovation Imperative to create a carbon neutral modular hotel made from groups of concrete pods.  Created by engineering firm WSP’s new in-house design studio and David Ajasa-Adekunle’s architecture practice, the project called Tetra Hotel is currently at proof-of-concept stage. Each of the futuristic faceted pods, which appear to teeter

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Luciano Kruk includes blackened wood and patios at concrete Argentinian home

April 29, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architect Luciano Kruk’s latest board-marked concrete holiday home on the Argentinian coast has walls wrapped in glazing and blackened wood. Equestrian House is a holiday residence located in Costa Esmeralda, a picturesque stretch of coastline 250 miles (400 kilometres) south of Buenos Aires. The resort features a number of board-marked concrete residences designed by Kruk’s

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