Productora builds Mexican centre for archeology and textiles using tinted concrete

Mexican architecture firm Productura has used pigmented concrete walls, brickwork steps and timber-framed windows to construct this museum and library in Oaxaca. Productura designed the Community Cultural Centre for Teotitlán del Valle – a small village at the foothills of the Sierra Juárez mountains. The project aims to celebrate the heritage of the community, which

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Rural Italian residence combines traditional stone exterior with contemporary details

Italian studio GGA Architects has transformed the site of an old hilltop settlement in the country’s Marche region into a contemporary house comprising stone structures perched on a pigmented concrete plinth. AP House is situated on top of one of the highest hills in the area around the ancient walled city of Urbino, in the

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Extrastudio transforms Portuguese winery into house covered with rough red mortar

Lisbon-based practice Extrastudio has converted a winery in southern Portugal into a family home by covering its walls with red-pigmented mortar, introducing light wells and adding a black-bottomed swimming pool. The former winery was built by the client’s grandparents in the 20th century. After inheriting the building, they tasked Extrastudio to create a family residence on the site located in Azeitao,

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Vertically sliding walls open Bergmeisterwolf’s Italian villa extension to the garden

Architecture studio Bergmeisterwolf has completed an extension to a house on the shores of Italy’s Lake Garda, featuring glazed walls that disappear into the ground to open the living area up to the garden. The client for the project – an economist from Vienna – wanted an addition that would add value to and improve

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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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BBGK Architekci uses stained concrete walls to create Katyn Museum inside Warsaw barbican

Red concrete walls frame a chasm leading to a memorial inside Warsaw’s barbican, which commemorates the thousands of Polish citizens murdered by the Soviet secret police during the second world war. Designed by local studio BBGK Architekci, the Katyn Museum– one of five projects in the running for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award – is split across three 19th-century buildings of

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B-ILD & Constructo use shades of red concrete for skatepark on Belgian coast

This multi-tonal red concrete skatepark by architects B-ILD and Constructo doubles as a public square in the Belgian city of Blankenberge. Skate ramps rising from all four corners mark the edges of the square, which has a submerged bowl at its centre. The skatepark follows the existing slope of the 900 metre-square site, with the elevated ramps

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Simon Astridge adds dusty-pink concrete extension to north London house

Simon Astridge has used pigmented concrete to create the pink facade of this extension to a north London house, accenting the warm-toned colours found in the existing brick walls. The London-based architect added the extension and reconfigured the interiors of the mid-terrace house in Islington to create an open-plan kitchen and dining room for its new residents – a young

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Peruvian archaeology museum by Barclay & Crousse replaces another destroyed by earthquake

Red pigmented concrete provides the geometric forms of this archaeology museum in Peru, designed by Barclay & Crousse to replace another destroyed during an earthquake. The Museo de Sitio Julio C Tello stands at the entrance to the Paracas National Reserve, on exactly the same site as its predecessor, which was ruined during an earthquake in

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Call for entries to Coloured Concrete Works Award 2017

Dezeen promotion: materials manufacturer Lanxess is inviting architects to submit entries to an award that recognises contemporary design using coloured concrete. The Concrete Works Award 2017 forms part of Cologne-based Lanxess’ Coloured Concrete Works initiative, which aims to promote modern architecture that tints concrete with different coloured pigments. Architects of completed projects from all over the world are welcome

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Disability support centre by Architekten CM features tinted concrete ramps and retractable awnings

This extension to a day-care centre for disabled adults in the Swiss town of Stans has been kitted out with muted red awnings and spiralling pastel-tinged walkways. Local studio Architekten CM was tasked with designing the building for the Weidli Stans Foundation, which provides accommodation and learning support for adults with multiple physical and mental

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Coussée & Goris and RCR Arquitectes use iron-coloured concrete for Belgian crematorium

A+Awards: the next project in our collaboration with Architizer is a tinted concrete and steel crematorium in Holsbeek, Belgium, which was named as one of the winners in the religious buildings and memorials category at the 2016 A+Awards (+ slideshow). Ghent-based Coussée & Goris Architecten teamed up with Spanish firm RCR Arquitectes to win a competition for More

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