Micro apartments in concrete pipes designed to ease Hong Kong’s housing crisis

Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture has developed a prototype for low-cost, stackable micro homes in concrete pipes, which could slot into gaps between city buildings. Called OPod Tube Housing, the project sees 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes transformed into 9.29-square-metre homes, with doors that can be unlocked using smartphones. Studio founder James Law envisions these tubular structures being

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Butterfly roofs top rural house in Carmel by Feldman Architecture

V-shaped roofs cover each of the three pavilions that make up this Californian residence by US studio Feldman Architecture, which was constructed in an environmentally sensitive private community. The Butterfly House is located in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a private development near the seaside town of Carmel. Only 10 per cent of the 20,000-acre (8,094-hectare)

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Forest and House by JHW IROJE Architects is a hillside home slotted among mature trees

A living space surrounded by glass walls and an open-air bath house are among five buildings that are scattered across a forested site to form this house in South Korea’s Sunchang County. Jung Hyo-Won’s Seoul-based studio JHW IROJE Architects designed the house for a professor and engineer who is set to retire soon and wanted

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Villa K’s angular concrete volumes provide views of a Finnish forest and the Baltic Sea

This house near Helsinki perches on a rocky bluff looking out towards the Baltic Sea and features a cranked form that shelters a decked terrace from the harsh wind. Local studios Mer Architects and Ettala Palomeras Architects collaborated on the design of Villa K, which is located in the Spjutsund area along the coast from

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A minimal hillside house in Norway, made from 6 cubes

A home in Norway was created using 6 cubes of varying sizes that are intended to give the residents a cozy feel as a shelter from the Nordic winter days and nights by Norm Architects. The concept of the cluster design overlaps one another giving dwel…

Cloaked House by Ernesto Pereira is designed to disappear into its arboreal setting

Glazed walls sandwiched between concrete slabs ensure this house in the Portuguese city of Marco de Canaveses blends in with the surrounding trees and provides extensive views across a nearby valley. Local architect Ernesto Pereira designed the Cloaked House to take advantage of its verdant hillside site, which is surrounded by chestnut trees and flanked

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A minimalist escape in France, by Nicholas Schuybroek

The minimalist holiday home, S House, was recently complete by Belgian architects Nicolas Schuybroek of NS Architects In Cap d’Antibes, Côte d’Azur, France. The modern architecture juxtaposes the natural surroundings with the strong use of concrete. In…

Concrete house in Buenos Aires by Besonías Almeida fits among mature trees

Argentinian firm Besonías Almeida has built a house in Buenos Aires around existing foliage, using board-formed concrete and dark laminated timber panels. Casa Aranzazu is located in a residential part of the city, on a forested site with a footprint of 7,287 square feet (677 square metres). From the front, the concrete house appears to be rectangular, but

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Sliding glass doors open concrete house by Narch to views of national park near Barcelona

This family home by Narch is crafted from concrete slabs, steel columns and sliding glazing that permits views out over a Spanish nature reserve. The Spanish architecture studio designed Calders House for clients with two young children for a plot in the small village of Calders, which sits on the edge of the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac

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Kosher cookery school in Mexico City features board-marked concrete walls

Californian studio Belzberg Architects has built a concrete culinary school in Mexico City, offering a range of facilities to the local Jewish community, including rooftop yoga and art galleries. The 650-square-metre Taller Estrella Jafif is located in Bosques de las Lomas neighbourhood, where a large majority of the city’s Jewish community moved to between the 1950s

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David Adjaye updates design for his first New York skyscraper

British architect David Adjaye has released a revised version of his firm’s first New York high-rise: a 66-storey concrete skyscraper in Downtown Manhattan. The newly released official renderings show a much different design to the conceptual images leaked earlier this year, which depicted the skyscraper with golden facades. Instead, the residential tower on William Street in the Financial

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners begins work on Louvre art store in northern France

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has started building a new concrete-framed art storage facility in Lievin, France, for the Louvre museum, which will be covered by a large green roof. The centre designed by the British architectural firm will be equipped to store 250,000 art works as well as conservation and study areas. Set entirely on one level, the Louvre collections facility

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Buchner Bründler Architects Present A Home Overlooking Lake Lucerne

Composed of a series of concrete volumes, Basel-based architects Buchner Bründler’s ‘H House’ presents an architectural frame through which its residents can enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.
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Rojkind Arquitectos completes concrete concert hall on the Gulf of Mexico

Monolithic board-marked concrete volumes make up this seaside concert hall, built by Rojkind Arquitectos for the philharmonic orchestra of Mexican city Boca del Rio. Mexico City-based Rojkind Arquitectos’ Foro Boca houses the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra, which was formed in 2014 to boost the city’s music and cultural activities. Built as part of a wider masterplan

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Ridged ribbons of concrete wrap house in South Korea by ODE Architects

This family home near Gyeongju, South Korea, is surrounded by thick bands of fluted concrete, which offer a play of light and shadow. Designed by architect Jaebok Choi of South Korean studio ODE Architects, W House is a two-storey, 298-square-metre property designed to respond to its setting between the city and the mountains. It brings together curved, straight and textured surfaces,

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Vector Architects converts sugar mill into Alila Yangshuo hotel

Vector Architects has transformed a disused sugar mill in China’s mountainous Yangshuo County into a resort hotel featuring a group of gabled masonry structures designed to complement the existing industrial architecture. Alila Yangshuo hotel is situated in a col between two of the karst mountains that makes this area in the Guangxi region a popular

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Gabled blocks overlook a koi pond at Fabian Tan’s Knikno House in Malaysia

A pair of perpendicular gabled structures with contrasting concrete and white-painted surfaces face onto a rear garden and pond at this house in the Malaysian city of Petaling Jaya by local architect Fabian Tan. Tan’s Kuala Lumpur-based studio designed the semi-detached Kninko House for a young family on a plot in the former satellite city

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Reflecting pool fronts linear concrete house in Argentina by Luciano Kruk

Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk has built a concrete residence on the outskirts Buenos Aires, with an overhanging slab and a reflection pool along its front. Casa Mach is made out of board-marked concrete and measures 1,528 square feet (142 square metres). The pine planks used as formwork for the concrete walls imprint on the wet material,

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Gai-Kodzor Winery is a concrete and glass building perched on a hilltop in Russia

Kleinewelt Architekten has built a winery in southern Russia, featuring stark concrete walls on one side and full-height glazing on the other. Gai-Kodzor Winery is located in the Krasnodar Krai area of Russia’s North Caucasus region – the country’s most important wine-producing region, due to its continental climate. Moscow-based Kleinewelt Architekten was tasked with developing a

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Concrete machinery depot by Deamicisarchitetti is submerged in a hillside at La Raia estate

This shed for storing heavy machinery at an estate in Italy’s Piedmont region is cut into a hillside and sheltered beneath a concrete overhang that swoops upwards to follow the site’s topography. The machinery depot designed by Milanese architecture studio Deamicisarchitetti is located on the estate of La Raia – a biodynamic farm and winery

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Concrete portico provides sheltered outdoor space for pink brick house in Seville

Spanish studio Canales Lombardero designed this brick-clad house in Seville with a double-height concrete portico to connect its living spaces with the garden. The studio headed by Francisco González de Canales Ruiz and Nuria Alvarez Lombardero designed Perea Borobio House for a retired couple who needed a flexible space capable of accommodating visiting family. The

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Balcones House curbs Texas heat with expansive overhanging roof

The flat roof of this house in Austin by local firm Mell Lawrence Architects reaches well beyond its walls, shading the glazed top floor from the harsh Texan sun. The 4,285-square-foot (398-square-metre) residence’s large, overhanging roof extends eight feet (2.4 metres) around the perimeter to help mitigate heat inside. Balcones House was built using cast-in-situ

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World’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge opens in the Netherlands

The first 3D-printed concrete bridge has been completed in the Netherlands as a crossing for cyclists, but construction company BAM Infra claims it could take the weight of 40 lorries. Made from pre-fabricated concrete blocks 3D-printed by robots, the 8-metre-long bridge forms part of a new ring-road being constructed around Gemert in the Dutch province of Brabant. The

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Concrete walls hide glazed courtyard at house in Buenos Aires

A courtyard brings light into the centre of this board-marked concrete house in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, designed by architects Anibal Bizzotto and Diego Cherbenco. Built for a young family, House in La Comarca is located in a growing gated community in Tigre – a town to the north of Buenos Aires city. Residences in

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Al-Jawad Pike combines brick, concrete and timber for restrained London home extension

“Matter-of-fact” materials such as concrete, brick, and timber in muted tones have been used to create this extension to a family home in Stoke Newington, north London. London-based architects Al-Jawad Pike expanded the Victorian property for a teacher, a TV producer, and their young daughter. The studio was asked to create a new cooking and dining

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Snøhetta unveils plans for “Europe’s first underwater restaurant”

Architecture firm Snøhetta has revealed plans to build a restaurant in southern Norway that will be partly submerged in the sea to give diners a glimpse below the waves.  Described by the Oslo- and New York-based firm as “Europe’s first underwater restaurant”, the building will comprise a rugged concrete box with half of its body

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Materia’s Design Week Mexico pavilion casts shadow patterns across itself

White concrete columns intersect with wooden beams to form the pavilion for this year’s Design Week Mexico, designed by Mexican architecture studio Materia. Materia, which is led by architects Gustavo Carmona and Lisa Beltran, chose to create a place for contemplation and reflection – as well as peaceful activities like yoga – for the 2017 edition of the annual commission.

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The Wall House By Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Located in a region known as the Portuguese Riviera in the west of Lisbon, this luxury residence named Wall House is set on the edge of the premier Oitavos Dunes Golf Course amongst natural sand dunes and pine trees within the Sintra Cascais National P…

Italian holiday home by 35a Studio features pointed roof and bare concrete interior

This holiday home in the Valverde region of northern Italy features deep square windows, bare concrete interiors and a roof that rises up towards steeply pointed corners. House R is located in the village of Casa D’Agosto and was designed by Monza-based 35a Studio for a Milanese couple who wanted a place to escape from the city. The

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AP House By GGA Gardini Gibertini Architects

Designed by GGA Gardini Gibertini Architects, this single family house bears witness to the rebirth of an ancient rural hamlet situated on top of one of the highest hills in Urbino, Italy.
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Slatted timber doors unfold along house in Uruguay by Masa Arquitectos

Wooden panels open up in sections across the back of this concrete house in Uruguay, designed by local firm Masa Arquitectos. Measuring 969 square feet (90 square metres), Casa Marindia is located an hour outside the South American country’s capital Montevideo, in the beach town of Marindia. The rectangular house is made primarily of concrete, but

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Anmahian Winton Architects’ Astronomical Gemma Observatory

Located on a remote mountain peak in New Hampshire, this private astronomical observatory named Gemma is situated at the center of a three-mile radius “dark” landscape with very little light pollution for unobstructed astronomical viewing.

Alvar Aalto inspired the orange blockwork fireplace in Notan Office’s Brussels roof extension

This extension to the roof of a Brussels apartment block by local studio Notan Office features a fireplace that takes its cues from the work of modernist architect and designer Alvar Aalto. The project titled Lincoln is a 140-square-metre extension of a penthouse apartment in an residential area of Brussels. Set back from the main building, the extra level is almost

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STPMJ layers different concrete mixes to form striped walls at Stratum House

The stripy facades of this pair of houses near the South Korean city of Icheon are the result of experiments by architecture office STPMJ into how altering the constituents of concrete changes its properties. STPMJ’s founders Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim described Stratum House as an attempt to simulate a geological formation by

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Tree branches poke through floors of Vo Trong Nghia’s Stacked Planters House

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed a house in Ho Chi Minh City, featuring a series of stacked concrete slabs punctured by rectangular holes that allow trees to reach up through the floors. Stacked Planters House is the latest in the House for Trees project, which the Vietnamese studio initiated to help reintroduce green spaces

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Concrete-clad home by Dieguez Fridman reimagines Buenos Aires’ typical “sausage houses”

Rectangular concrete slabs form the exterior of Dieguez Fridman’s four-storey Corner House in Buenos Aires, which puts a vertical spin on the city’s typical suburban architecture. Houses in the Argentinian capital traditionally have a “horizontal progression of spaces that go from the most public areas to the most intimate spaces”, according to Dieguez Fridman co-founders

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Holiday home by Masato Sekiya cantilevers over a river bank in Nara Prefecture

Masato Sekiya’s firm Planet Creations has completed a concrete weekend house, which cantilevers six metres over a rocky ledge in Japan’s Omine mountain range. Located in Tenkawa village, 600 metres above sea level, the site is surrounded by the Omine mountain range. The house, which was designed as a holiday villa for a doctor and his wife, protrude out from the

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Polo stables by Estudio Ramos features grassy roof for horses to graze and spectators to sit

A spiral staircase made from cast concrete leads up to a turfed roof overlooking a pool and polo field at this stables near Buenos Aires, which was designed by local firm Estudio Ramos for a professional polo player. Estudio Ramos created the stables for polo star Nacho Figueras on the flatlands of La Pampa near

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Moon Hoon uses diagonal beams to brace stacked-box house on Jeju island 

South Korean architect Moon Hoon has completed a concrete house on the island of Jeju, featuring cantilevered boxes stacked on top of each other and braced by diagonal reinforced-concrete beams. Moon Hoon designed the building for a plot on South Korea’s largest island, which is located to the south of the Korean peninsula and is

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Glazed corners peel back to allow sea breezes into Malan Vorster’s Cape Town house

The living spaces of this seaside house in Cape Town are lined with sliding glass walls that can be pulled aside to connect the interiors with a series of external decks, patios and balconies overlooking the ocean. Clifton House was designed by local architecture firm Malan Vorster for a site in the suburb of Clifton,

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Atelier Štěpán completes cylindrical white church in the Czech Republic

Windows appear to have been carved out of the curving walls of this cylindrical church in the Czech Republic, designed by Brno-based studio Atelier Štěpán. Atelier Štěpán designed the Church of St Wenceslas for Sazovice, a village in the Zlín Region that had wanted a new church since before the second world war. The studio based its design on the

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Cantilevered concrete volume shelters entrance to Arabic studies building at Lebanese university

Chunky concrete pillars support the upper storey of this university building in Lebanon, which rises above its sloping site to offer views of a nearby walnut grove and the Mediterranean Sea. The Sheikh Nahyan Centre for Arabic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue (CASID) was designed by local firm Fouad Samara Architects as the latest addition to

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Concrete dermatology office by Matt Fajkus overlooks Texas Hill Country

American firm Matt Fajkus Architecture has created a low-lying medical office in central Texas made of concrete and glass, which is intended to provide a soothing atmosphere for patients. The Westlake Dermatology Marble Falls is situated along a major highway in Marble Falls, about an hour’s drive from Austin, and looks toward gentle hills. The pavilion-like, rectangular

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A nearly perfect house, it just needs to be filled with the right decor

Every so often I come across a space or a home that makes my jaw drop. Like it has taken all of my own longings and dreams that I’ve carried with me over the years and made them into a physical, livable space. For someone else! Ok, it’s not like the EXACT manifestation of all my dreams come true but this place designed by Mclaren.Excell in the UK, it comes pretty close to having all the essentials that I could want in a structure. Of course this is sans decor and interior styling, just the bare bones house, all ready to be moved into and personalized with your own belongings.

I’m imagining some large green plants next to the windows, soft velvety rugs in the living space with an oversized sofa and floor lamp. Some candles and books, throw blankets to add softness to the concrete and wood flooring. I’m not thrilled with the concrete flooring in the lower level of the home, I prefer the wood floors like what you find on the second level of this home as it feels softer and more forgiving than concrete but hey, that could be fixed.

Below are a few things that I would personally want to put in this home which is nearly perfect in every way.

For the kitchen:

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3322 Studio builds concrete home in Tel Aviv around enclosed patios

Huge windows and patios in this concrete house in Tel Aviv shed natural light across the interior while also allowing the family full views of the surrounding garden. The Suspended Patio House is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the Israeli city, and was designed by Ramat Gan-based 3322 Studio as a space for the founders’ own family.

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Concrete ribs cradle brickwork walls at Bloco Arquitetos’ Brasília residence

Concrete ribs extend across the brick walls of this house on the outskirts of Brasília, Brazil, which Bloco Arquitetos has designed as two pavilion-like structures linked by an outdoor path. Casa Vila Rica is located 40 kilometres away from the centre of the Brazilian capital city on a gentle slope overlooking a valley filled with native vegetation. Bloco Arquitetos designed

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DCPP designs low-lying concrete and glass weekend retreat at Mexican country club

Architecture studio DCPP has slotted huge windows between the concrete walls of this long, low house in Mexico to offer residents views of a golf course and mountains. Casa Paraíso is located near the Cuernavaca – the capital city of Mexican state Morelos – at the Paraíso Country Club, providing a city lawyer with a weekend retreat. Mexico City-based DCPP designed the 350-square-metre,

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MAPmx’s Mexico City tower to feature facades parted like draped curtains

Architecture studio MAPmx has unveiled an office tower in Mexico City with huge concrete walls that appear to be pulled apart at the corners. The local architects designed Chapultepec 500 with the aim to reinvigorate its location on Avenida Chapultepec – one of Mexican capital’s main thoroughfares. To achieve this, MAPmx placed the building on four concrete “legs” with curved edges

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Low-lying residence by Dick Clark stretches across a Texas prairie

This rural home designed by Austin-based Dick Clark + Associates features walls made of concrete and glass, and deep roof overhangs that mitigate exposure to harsh sunlight. The Brownwood Residence sits on a property blanketed with prairie grass and dotted with mature oak trees. It is located in Brownwood, a town in central Texas. The clients wanted

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Studio De Materia submerges private rooms of House JRv2 into sloping terrain

A timber-clad garage rests on top of partly submerged living spaces at this house in Poznań, Poland, which opens up towards the landscape on its lower level. House JRv2 is situated on the edge of the Żurawiniec parkland to the north of the city, on a site that slopes gradually down towards a boggy area.

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Studio MK27 takes cues from Brazilian modernism for Osler House in Brasília

Brazilian studio Studio MK27 has rotated the top volume of this concrete house in Brasília so it extends out over a narrow swimming pool to rest on a pair of stilts. Osler House is located at top of one of the Paranoá Lake estuaries in Brazil’s capital, which was masterplanned in 1958 by famous modernist architects Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. This prompted

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple was the “first expression” of modern architecture

We’re continuing our look back at Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important projects, in celebration the anniversary of the American architect’s 150th birth last week. Next is Unity Temple, the Prairie-style concrete church that he considered to be his first contribution to modern architecture. Wright designed Unity Temple in 1905 for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Oak Park Unity Church,

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Cheng + Franco cantilevers trio of Corten-clad volumes from rural Peruvian house

This countryside house in Peru by Lima-based studio Cheng + Franco Arquitectos features three volumes clad in perforated Corten steel that cantilever above a grassy bridleway. Cheng + Franco Arquitectos designed Casa N in the South American country’s northern coastal region of Piura. The home is located on a 24-acre-site occupied by a farm for breeding and training horses, and provides the

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Information technology pavilion in Moscow features circuit-board-patterned walls

The fibreglass-concrete facades of this technology centre in Moscow, designed by architecture practice Wall, are imprinted with a pattern based on the conductive tracks of circuit boards.  Moscow-based Wall, a studio led by architects Arakelyan Ruben and Navasardyan Ayk, designed the Pavilion of Moscow Information Technology Department for the city’s exhibition centre and amusement park VDNH. Also known as Pavilion

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Outdoor terrace divides two sides of zinc and concrete home in Costa Rica

Two volumes, one made from zinc and one from concrete, are separated by a glazed walkway and terrace in this Costa Rican house by MG Design Studio. The San Jose-based architects split the two sections of the house – each with inward-sloping, mono-pitched roofs – into social and private areas. One contains an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, while the

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May + Russell’s Australian archive building features three-dimensional concrete facades

Slanted panels of precast concrete are positioned to catch the dawn and dusk sunlight that falls on the facades of this archival facility near the Australian capital, Canberra. Local studio May + Russell designed the National Archives Preservation Facility to house over 15 million of Australia’s paper and audiovisual records, as well as a digital

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Construction starts on David Adjaye’s crimson concrete art museum in Texas

The red concrete art museum that British architect David Adjaye designed for the Linda Pace Foundation is now under construction in San Antonio, Texas. First unveiled in late 2015, the two-storey, 14,000-square-foot (4,300 square metres) building will create a major gallery for the US charity, which boasts a collection of over 800 pieces of contemporary art. It will feature a striking

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Gui Mattos perches timber-clad box on top of pyramidal ceiling at Brazilian beach house

A concrete ceiling in the form of an inverted pyramid opens up towards its edges to provide views of the surrounding rainforest from inside this house close to Brazil’s Itamambuca beach. São Paulo studio Arquitetura Gui Mattos designed the family residence for a plot surrounded by dense, verdant forest near to the popular beach, where

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Domed summer house by LASSA offers an elevated view over a Greek olive grove

Fingers of earth branch over this mound-shaped holiday home by architecture studio LASSA, allowing its owners to climb up onto the roof to admire an olive grove on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula. The 150-square-metre Villa Ypsilon was designed by London- and Brussels-based firm LASSA, which is headed up by architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd. The domed form of

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Lázaro presents loft-style house in visuals that “go beyond hyper-realistic”

These renderings by visualisation studio VER depict a board-marked concrete house with factory-like glazing, which Mexican architecture studio Lázaro is planning to build in the city of Uruapan. The board-marked concrete structure, which Lázaro expects to begin building later this year, will be wedged between two existing buildings on a long and narrow site in the city’s Magdalena neighbourhood. The

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EKAR Architects designs concrete-block Thailand house for vet and pharmacist siblings

This mixed-used building in Thailand includes the home and work spaces of a pair of siblings, arranged around planted courtyards and perforated concrete-block walls. Bangkok-based Ekar Architects were tasked by the two siblings, one a pharmacist and another a vet, to design a mixed-used building that included homes for their families and spaces for their businesses. Although sharing the Multi-Place building,

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Monolithic concrete house by Bergmeisterwolf emerges from an Alpine hillside

This bunker-like house in South Tyrol by local studio Bergmeisterwolf features an angular cutout that shelters a balcony overlooking the nearby valley. The house is situated next to a farmhouse occupied by the owner’s parents on a sloping site near the village of Neustift and close to the border with Austria. The building rises above

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Sergey Makhno Architects reveals atmospheric visuals of Ukrainian mountain residence

Sergey Makhno Architects has revealed these painterly renderings of a weathering steel holiday home nestled in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains. The Kiev-based architecture studio – which also specialises in interior and product design – created the intricately rendered visuals for Rose House using programmes 3DS Max and Corona Renderer.  The concrete structure is shown clad in weathering steel and surrounding an elevated

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The Holy Rosary Chapel Explores Form, Function And Light

Holy Rosary Complex is a Catholic education centre based in South Louisiana and designed by the New Orleans office of Trahan Architects.
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Andreas Gruber embeds minimal concrete house into Tyrolean hillside

A three-storey house made entirely of concrete has been set into the steep slope of the Eisack Valley in South Tyrol by local architect Andreas Gruber. The mountainous setting in northern Italy came with a number of restrictions and regulations, which called for an innovative design that was sympathetic to its Alpine surroundings. “The special climatic conditions in

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NGNP Arquitectos uses faceted roof to define offices for startups in western Spain

An angular roof folds over this business centre for startups in western Spain, which Seville-based NGNP Arquitectos has split into two blocks by a narrow courtyard. The 789-square-metre Centro Integral de Desarrollo, or Integral Development Centre, acts as an incubator for entrepreneurs and is set on the outskirts of the small town of Calamonte in Spain’s Badajoz province. NGNP Arquitectos

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Vector Architects adds barrel-vaulted roof to refurbished house in Chinese port

Vector Architects has renovated a house perched on a rocky peninsula in China’s Fujian Province, adding a vaulted concrete roof that encloses a new living area with views towards the sea from either end. Captain’s House is located in the village of Beijiao at the end of Huangqi Peninsula. The geology of the peninsula’s cliffs means

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Arch Studio carves concrete Buddhist shrine into a grassy mound in Hebei

Beijing-based Arch Studio has completed a Buddhist shrine near the city of Tangshan, featuring subterranean concrete spaces that open up to views of a nearby river and planted courtyards. The shrine was designed by Arch Studio as a place for Buddhist meditation, thinking and contemplation on a forested site by the banks of a river in China’s Hebei

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Mami House is a “mini bunker” built for a couple on a very tight budget

Faced with the difficult task of delivering a family house for less than €100,000, Portuguese architect José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira designed this cuboidal concrete property. Nunes de Oliveira, who leads architecture studio NOARQ, was initially asked by the clients to build them a 160-square-metre home for just €80,000 (approximately £67,000). He told them it was impossible, so they

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Grove of trees shades hillside Costa Rican house by Carazo Arquitectura

Costa Rica studio Carazo Arquitectura has completed a concrete residence that sprawls across the summit of a hill and steps down the slope into a canopy of vegetation. The Murray Music House is situated in the small Costa Rican city of Heredia, which forms part of the capital San Jose’s greater metropolitan area. The clients

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