Office buildings are typically quite sober and withdrawn from the public. This introverted typology... More
The House Recast by Studio Ben Allen explores the potential of one key material – pigmented concrete. Located in London, the house experiments with concrete not just structurally but also as an architectural finish. The concept draws inspiration from surrounding Victorian architecture, which is characterized by decorated and patterned load-bearing brick.
The striking interiors feature pigmented green concrete columns and beams that provide a sharp contrast against salmon coloured walls. Architectural elements from stairs to counters, floors to sinks, benches to bathtubs to washbasins are all finished with pigmented concrete.
Alongside this, louvred vaulted ceilings introduce natural light from above into the kitchen and bathroom areas while a new double height volume connects the ground floor level with a mezzanine above.
The light that enters through this volume filters deep into the house while additional insertions result in similar feeling of light and spatial connection between interior spaces.