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Ramos Alderete creates La Ermita de Lola shrine in Spanish garden

August 18, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior of La Ermita de Lola memorial by Ramos Alderete

Architecture studio Ramos Alderete has created a concrete grotto of remembrance in a private garden in Las Rozas, Spain, featuring a concave opening that shelters a stone sculpture. Madrid-based Ramos Alderete collaborated with architect Ana Isabel Santolaria on the project, which was designed for a couple who lost their daughter Lola shortly after her birth

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Crosson Architects creates stealthy lifeguard tower on remote New Zealand beach

August 14, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Te Pae lifeguard tower by Crosson Architects

Local studio Crosson Architects used dark-coloured concrete to help the circular Te Pae lifeguard tower blend in with its setting on a remote black-sand beach near Auckland, New Zealand. The structure is located on North Piha beach west of Auckland, which is regarded as one of the country’s most beautiful but dangerous surf beaches. Crosson

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Soft light fills Iowa municipal building by Neumann Monson Architects

August 12, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Municipal building with polycarbonate exteriors

Polycarbonate walls and a row of tall window boxes bring diffused sunlight into the Iowa City Public Works building by US firm Neumann Monson Architects. The low-lying building is located just south of Iowa City’s downtown district, near a recreational area and a future housing development. Totalling 99,294 square feet (9,225 square metres), the facility

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Zozaya Arquitectos tops cliffside home in Mexico with open thatched roof

August 12, 2022 James Brillon 0
Cliffside Mexican home

An enormous thatched roof structure with open sides covers the communal areas of this home perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mexico by Zozaya Arquitectos. The 775-square-metre Casa Acantilado is located in the bay of Zihuatanejo, an area in which local studio Zozaya Arquitectos has completed several projects. The dramatic surroundings

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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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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 […]