Exposed concrete

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Project • By AnonymPrivate Houses

Sailom House

Sailom house is a four-story home that accommodates members from three families. Anonym designs the inside to look and feel like a service apartment with functional spaces that each family member can use freely and separately on each floor. The first floor consists of common areas such as the living room and kitchen, while the upper floors house bedrooms, more living areas and small pantries. Every story is linked together via two internal courtyards that open up into the void running from the ground to the fourth floor. Ketsiree Wongwan Ketsiree Wongwan The first court is an outdoor space with a climbing wall, a requirement from the owner who climbs as a hobby. The remaining court hosts a walkway for each floor, designed to over... More

NewsNews • 15 Apr 2022

800 Fulton embodies SOM’s legacy of structurally expressive architecture

The 19-story mixed use building is defined by external steel brace frames. The x-braced facade marks the entrance along the west elevation. They are engineered by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, with Chicago’s harsh winters in mind, to withstand 9 inches of thermal movement and resist heavy wind loads. Dave Burk The building sits in a transition zone between the low-scale Fulton Market Street and the higher-density commercial district. The volume bridges the two different scales by rising from a 3-story podium in stepped terraces towards the commercial towers. Dave Burk A series of setbacks form landscaped terraces with native plants and trees on every other floor. On the 18th and 19th floor workers can enjoy panoramic cit... More

Project • By Haki ZamirPrivate Houses

Inspired by an industrial loft

This house was designed for a couple in their 50s, entrepreneurs and business people, with an eye and a love for style. The design includes a space for their teenage daughter and guest rooms for their adult children, who come to visit with their families. Lior Teitler Inspired by an industrial loftThe architectural planning drew its inspiration from industrial loft spaces, as expressed in the choice of materials – exposed concrete, wood and glass, a vaulted space, and special emphasis on Cochav’s minimalist aluminum profile systems around the large windows, for a maximum view of the landscape outside and for taking full advantage of the natural light. Lior Teitler The two floors of the house are connected by an expos... More

NewsNews • 3 Feb 2022

House Taurus makes the most of Sydney Harbour connections

On a site that is both idyllic and constrained in size, House Taurus by Durbash Block Jagger and Richard Stanisich is a combination of villa and infrastructure, both introverted and open, with views both generous and focused. Brett Boardman Sitting directly adjacent to Sydney Harbour and private beach, the site is marked by a dramatic change in level from street to the lowest level, through a narrow panel, and exaggerated slot harbour views. Overlooking the site to the north is an oversized building that blocks the sun. The neighbouring buildings to the east are also substantially higher and overlook the rear of the site. Brett Boardman The optimal response to these conditions required a clever and unconventional design response... More

Project • By Luciano Lerner BassoPrivate Houses

Casa Fortunata

FORTUNATA, adj. fem. from the Italian language: one that has been touched by luck. A house built around a tree, where reason is the main instrument in the search for the spirit of living. Manuel Sá Located in the extreme south of Brazil, Fortunata house is a project that highlights the essential activities of Architecture: the careful reading of the environmental conditions; the precise determination of the construction processes; the correct resolution of the program of needs; and the harmony of the built forms. Manuel Sá Built in a traditional, open neighbourhood, the house was implanted around a huge Araucaria angustifolia tree - endangered species. The access from the pavement to the entrance of the house is th... More

Project • By FANAFShops

Guomangyuan 20

The project is located on the east side of the 20 # building of the national leader in Nanjing Qinhuai District, which was originally a machine processing workshop of the second machine tool factory, built in the 1980s. The overall structure of the 20 # floor is divided into two parts: the east side is the three-layer brick-concrete structure, and the west side is a single-layer arrangement structure of reinforced concrete. Originally the east side hall is an entry into the entire workshop, a huge iron gate still remains. In 2012, the finch building was transformed into office features, and the east side hall became the entrance space of the property office. Reconstruction requires a transformation of the hall to commercial, as a... More

Project • By Estudio PKPrivate Houses

Casa E

Located in the Isla del Sol neighborhood in the Tigre district, Casa E is implanted and coexists with the local regulations. When designing the project we were faced with a corner lot, with an atypical typology within the implantations that are normally worked in the studio. Caption Caption Caption We decided on a design based on an L-shaped bar located in contrast to the corner, which instead of having the shape of the same, configures two gardens, one internal side that surrounds the bar and another outside. Both patios take the best orientations of the terrain and generate that the common use spaces are surrounded by vegetation. Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption The house is... More

Project • By cht architectsPrivate Houses

OS House

At CHT Architects, we love applying our learnings in the commercial space to single-dwelling residential homes. Our recently completed residential redevelopment, OS House, in Travancore, Australia, is one such example. Oliver Lagasca Building on the elements of an existing home, sited within expansive parkland gardens, OS House now projects a striking, mid-Century-inspired minimalist façade, soaring ceiling heights and expansive spaces, defined by stunning natural surfaces and vast angular lines. Oliver Lagasca With floor-to-ceiling windows creating a seamless connection to the botanical outside environment, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom home envelops the occupants in a continuous flow through bold elements of concrete... More

Project • By A.J ArchitectsStudent Housing

Blend with Nature -Hostel

Bangalore being an educational hub, the organization “JITO”, Bangalore envisaged a modern approach hostel, for the girl students, in heart of city, with all necessary amenities, security and safety measures to provide comfortable living at affordable price. The hostel was proposed as a linear solid built mass as the hostel is located in densely populated, Central business district of Bangalore. The design team visualised to create a socially active and environmentally sustainable space. The design team planned for timeless, eco-friendly and sustainable architecture with brutalist style. Caption The key factor in the design process was to enhance student interaction, within the indoor spaces that percolates outward and inte... More

NewsNews • 22 Oct 2021

I.s.m.architecten breaks with adjacent Flemish village row houses by opting for a pentagonal shape

In a Belgian village, close to Antwerp, i.s.m.architecten intentionally broke with the adjacent row houses by opting for a pentagonal shape with its sharp edge to the street. This reduced the point of contact with the street to a bare minimum.  luis díaz díaz The angular shape gives the side wedges of the volume a distinct character. A concrete wall encloses an introverted patio next to the front entrance. One side opens to the patio and the other opens towards the surrounding landscape. luis díaz díaz The pentagonal floor plan is shaped like the icon for a house. A solitary concrete column and conversation pit organize the open plan. An open concrete staircase connects towards the upper level of... More

Project • By XRANGE ArchitectsHotels

Wandering Walls

On an ocean front mountain top, between tall grasses and acacia forests, walls meander in and out of the wild and wind swept landscape to create an 8 room retreat. Rugged, curvaceous concrete walls define the boundaries between architecture and landscape, wandering inside and outside to create public and private spaces. The retreat is thus named Wandering Walls, a building where the walls truly wander throughout.   Lorenzo Pierucci Lorenzo Pierucci Kuo-Min Lee Respecting that acacia trees do not survive migration or disturbance to their root systems, the building hugs the edge of a native crop of acacia trees to gently curve out towards the... More

Project • By Derack Space + DesignPrivate Houses

Parabox

A minimal exterior to stand out in its macro-context. The facade is sculpted with gaped triangular tesselation and slanted steel members used as shading devices to get absorb partial sunlight.  More

NewsNews • 17 Aug 2021

Housing in Sakuragicho by Soeda Architecture Atelier responds to a challenging site condition with strategic apartment design

Comprising twenty apartment units and a small office, the Housing in Sakuragicho project by Soeda Architecture Atelier is located alongside a winding highway in hilly terrain.   Takumi Ota With a cliff supported by an existing 6-meter high concrete retaining wall and a lush sacred shrine forest behind, the site initially appeared to the architects as a narrow and dark leftover space. Potential however was found in the existing site condition by incorporating the retaining wall into the design and taking best advantage of the shrine forest by developing a series of apartment layouts that take advantage of their prospect.  Takumi Ota Soeda Architecture Atelier developed a plan of apartment unit clusters along the wide fr... More

Project • By NOA StudioPrivate Houses

House in Tskneti

This contemporary house, built with a single material - concrete, is one of the first of its kind in this region and sets a precedent for others. Located on the sloped landscape in a highly populated neighbourhood of Tbilisi Hills, the house is elevated above the street level, being invisible to the surroundings and open to the views of Caucasus mountains.   The main challenge of this project was to develop a private house on a land plot with a big slope and very densely populated surroundings.  The goal was to protect visually the house from the neighbors and at the same time expose it to the beautiful view of the Caucasus Mountains. Slope is facing North, so another challenge was to bring the sun into the house. The feeling o... More

Project • By Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsPrivate Houses

In Praise of Shadows – The Corten house

The mashrabiya is made of Corten steel boards, which has given the Corten home its name. Made in the style of mashrabiya designed to trick, hide and confuse – it is used as a means to obscure the protagonist of the story – located at the thin seam between modern sculpture and architecture – the unknown, the void.   Modernist sculpture is not some puerile impulse to observe a beautiful object but rather the desire to experience expansion and strengthening. It is these that enable the space to become an independent entity.   On both sides of an empty space are located the bedrooms, kitchen, and other rooms of the home – the dimensions of their size are framed and emphasized in simple, exposed, concrete be... More