Dambara House by Suppose Design Office

Suppose Design Office designed the Dambara House for a family of four located in Hiroshima, Japan. Surrounded by other residences, the house is like a big white block of concrete. The family can gather in the first floor situated under two skylights to the north and the south, where the air flows through the living space. Via Contemporist Read more […]
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Sports Center Llobregat by Alvaro Siza

Alvaro Siza projected the Sports Center Llobregat using a group of large interlocking volumes of white concrete in the Barcelona suburb of Cornella, Spain. Each one of this concrete boxes express the primary programmes within: a rectangular box is used for the 2.500 seat sport hall, an oval drum for the swimming pool and a long bar for the ancillary facilities. Two skylights cut into the ceiling fill the souther end with a soft glow, drawing you down towards the swimming pool entrance. Read more […]
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Out of the Box House by Cadence

Cadence designed a residence in Bangalore, India, which features cast-concrete external walls decorated with perforations. Taking the classic diagram of the traditional courtyard house, they moved the court to the corner to create new spatial and formal effects. Incorporating the “outside” inside, the living room and the bedrooms feel much bigger and have a sectional relationship with the open to sky court. The courtyard is further articulated by placing a sculptural elements that would Read more […]
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Courtyard House by Studio Junction

Studio Junction designed an infill housing as an alternative urban typology. By converting a contractor warehouse in a mixed-use industrial neighborhood, the ambition was to create a modern, affordable home and studio for a family of four. The design of the house is generated by an emphasis on the views and activities of the interior courtyards, where all the windows look inwards. Photos by Rob Fiocca & Peter Tan Read more […]
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Amaison Amsterdam by Concrete

In developing Amaison, Maison van den Boer’s new delicatessen, Concrete went back to the company’s origins, in which the emphasis was on the fundamentals of food. Concrete took a literal interpretation of the essence of Maison van de Boer: being at home in Grandma’s kitchen, preparing traditional meals of watching as they are made, tasting them and taking them home. The design that issued from this interpretation is a house-shaped building block, the core of every element of the Amaison Read more […]
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A-House by FKL Architects

FKL Architects designed a single-family house located on a mews lane, in a Victorion suburb of Dublin. The house is an exploration of diagonal space within an orthogonal form and the possibilities of integrating environmental concerns at a fundamental level. A concrete tube provides the structural and spatial organisation and encloses the public areas of the house. Divided by joinery elements, the tube of space is twisted between ground and first floor to allow a relationship to the garden Read more […]
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Valleaceron Chapel by S-M.A.O.

This unusual, yet beautiful chapel designed by Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office is located on top of a small hill in an arid and isolated place of Almadenejos, Ciudad Real, Spain. Sharp triangular surfaces, that are like sculptural projections on the horizon, trick the eye into seeing single surfaces. Inside there is no artificial light and only a simple Cross used as a focal point. Photos by Roland Halbe Via SpaceInvading Read more […]
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F House by Kubota Architect Atelier

Kubota Architect Atelier designed this unusual house with a front facade so precise that it looks almost fake. Every detail of the house seems exact, getting to the point where you can’t tell is a photograph or a rendering. The interior is as pristine and intriguing as the exterior with its perfectly smooth concrete. Via Life Without Buildings Read more […]
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Bahia Azul House by Cecilia Puga

Cecilia Puga designed this unusual house located in Los Vilos, Chile, overlooking the sea. The structure is about three monolithic containers of simple bay in reinforced concrete were designed with a layout of perforations in series, in which repetition and intervals allowed for versatility. A spiral staircase made of prefabricated cement was incorporated to vertically connect the upper volume that contains the living room and the kitchen-dining room. As the house had to accommodate a numerous Read more […]
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Concrete Art by Transparent House

Transparent House created a way to refine a popular element of contemporary interior design such as polished concrete flooring. The design concept allows for application of any pattern to the surface either when pouring or afterwards when the concrete has set. The fine floral ornament promotes the clean and simple character of the space while adding a touch of warm and live contrast and highlighting the cold austerity of the material. Read more […]
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