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Pezo von Ellrichshausen opts for yellow concrete at Raem House

August 8, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Raem House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen has completed a house in the mountains outside Santiago that combines coloured concrete with a grid of partial circles. Raem House is a single-storey home designed for a retired diplomat in Curacavi. Designed to promote indoor-outdoor living, the building consists of two wings that wrap around a large open courtyard

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Hat-like roof crowns The Kaleidoscope office and accommodation building in Vietnam

August 6, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
The exterior of The Kaleidoscope in rural Vietnam

Architecture firm Inrestudio has created an office and residential building for a mining company in Vietnam’s Quang Binh province, featuring a conical concrete roof and openings on all sides. Named The Kaleidoscope, the building provides workspace and accommodation for the employees working at an adjacent facility operated by Hoang Long Mineral. The building is situated

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Desai Chia creates “winged” roofs for Copake Lake House in New York

July 31, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Copake Lake House

US studio Desai Chia Architecture designed a highly sculptural, waterfront home wrapped in concrete and charred cypress that has vaulted roofs resembling wings. Built as a second home for a family of four, the building sits on a ribbon of land between a golf course and Copake Lake in Upstate New York. During the project’s

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Nendo stacks concrete tunnels to create archive and guesthouse in Miyota

July 29, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Culvert Guesthouse by Nendo

Japanese studio Nendo has created an archive to house its products and furniture from precast concrete box culverts in central Japan. Named Culvert Guesthouse, the archive and residence was constructed from four tunnel-like forms that were stacked on top of each other. Designed by the studio as its own archive, the distinctive-shaped building is located

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51 Concrete Decor Items That Create An Interesting Industrial Aesthetic

July 21, 2022 HD Staff 0

Concrete decor elements, large or small, install an edgy dash of style into a home interior. Most synonymous with the industrial aesthetic, concrete accessories also befit minimalist spaces, boho schemes, Scandi interiors, the vintage look, and modern farmhouse decor. This cool material can take a standard room design to a new level with either raw […]

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Tetro Arquitetura uses black stilts to lift angular house in Brazilian forest

July 20, 2022 James Brillon 0
Tetro Arquitetura

Tetro Arquitetura has lifted an angular, lily-shaped home on stilts in a lush Brazilian forest in a way that prevented the unnecessary removal of surrounding trees. The flower shape lent the home its name, Casa Açucena, which translates to “Lily House”. It was completed in 2021 on a steep site in the Nova Lima region

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Agathom equips “cottage in the city” with angular ceilings and a greenhouse

July 17, 2022 James Brillon 0
Agathom Co

Project Dove by Toronto studio Agathom Co. was designed to replicate the feeling of a “cottage in the city”, offering a variety of spaces for family life that include a greenhouse. Located in a suburb of Toronto, the home was commissioned by a family that wanted a design to break from the “monotony” of the

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Estudio MMX tops gabled Mexican holiday home with dramatic skylight

July 14, 2022 James Brillon 0

Estudio MMX used a strategy of “stylistic hybridization” to conform to local building guidelines for a four-gabled holiday home with a central skylight in Mexico. The CRA House – completed in 2020 – is located in Avándaro, a private community roughly two hours outside of Mexico City. Mexico City architecture studio Estudio MMX said that

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Vibrant colours define housing complex in India by Sanjay Puri Architects

July 13, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Sanjay Puri-designed Indian housing

Boxy balconies and decorative recessed windows characterise this colourful housing complex in Raipur, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects, which was engineered to withstand its location’s hot climate. Called Shree Town, the project is a cluster of vibrant apartment buildings designed in pink, blue, orange and peach concrete by the Mumbai-based firm. The residential complex is

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ETH Zurich creates dramatically contoured concrete slab ceiling

July 8, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
HiRes Concrete Slab by ETH Zurich

Researchers at technology university ETH Zurich have created a deeply ridged ceiling called the HiRes Concrete Slab, which they claim saves energy while offering a spectacular aesthetic. The HiRes Concrete Slab is a prototype installed at ETH Zurich’s NEST research building in the Swiss city of Dübendorf, where it forms the ceiling of an office

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