Mühlestrasse residential and studio building

Architectural practice Amrein Herzig created this house and studio in Edlibach, Switzerland. The interpolated basic form of the…

3archlab’s concrete courtyard house is positioned against a cliff

Staircases descend around a courtyard hidden inside this four-storey concrete house, set into a steep rock face in Mexico City by local studio 3archlab (+ slideshow). 3archlab designed the three-bedroom dwelling, called Casa BC, for a site in Mexico City that is hemmed in to the rear by a stoney cliff wall and at its sides by neighbouring […]

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CHROFI completes concrete and stone sheds for forestry workers

The concrete roofs of two agricultural sheds by Sydney studio CHROFI jut out of stone and gravel banks in a clearing cut into a forest in eastern Australia (+ slideshow). CHROFI designed the two structures, called Lune de Sang Sheds, within a sustainably managed forest in New South Wales. The forest is made up of […]

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Concrete bunker in the Netherlands transformed into a tiny vacation home

Belgian studio B-ILD has converted a wartime bunker into an austere holiday home where guests sleep beside raw concrete walls and home comforts are reduced to the bare essentials (+ slideshow). The half-submerged bunker has an internal area of just nine square metres, with less than two-metres head height, so furnishings had to be kept […]

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Casa de Sambade by Spaceworkers is a long house with textured concrete walls

A glazed wall framed by thick concrete fronts this house built into a grassy hillside in Paredes, Portugal, by architecture office Spaceworkers (+ slideshow). Casa de Sambade was designed by local firm Spaceworkers for a rural plot that had already been carved into a series of terraces featuring trees and traditional stone walls. Related story: […]

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Concrete hills frame the galleries of Mari Ito’s Komatsu science museum

The domed and curving rooftops of this science museum in Komatsu, Japan, are covered in grass, creating a series of rolling hills that visitors can clamber across (+ slideshow). Designed by Mari Ito of Tokyo studio Urban Architecture Office (UAo), whose past projects include a house with a kitchen worktop that doubles up as a […]

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Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk completes “labyrinth-like” concrete home in Norway

External staircases connect the three stories of this cast-concrete house overlooking a lake in Norway by architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk (+ slideshow). Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS Arkitektkontor built the family home, named Concrete House, in the Stange region. It sits on the eastern shore of Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway. Related story: Concrete tunnel extends through […]

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The Forum at Eckenberg Gymnasium

This school addition by Ecker Architekten takes the form of a bright, two-storey Aula along the street and…

School gymnasium by URA nestles into the landscape at a Belgian school

This concrete sports hall by Belgian studio URA has been built into a hillside in the wooded grounds of a school just outside Brussels (+ slideshow). URA was tasked with designing the new gymnasium for Koninklijk Atheneum Ukkel (KAU), a school in the south of the city that describes its campus as the “biggest garden […]

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Concrete cabin by Luciano Kruk Arquitectos built in an Argentinian woodland

This rural Argentinian home by Luciano Kruk Arquitectos was built from intersecting slabs of timber-imprinted concrete and sheets of glass (+ slideshow). The three-bedroom house, named Casa SV, is set within a wooded area of the coastal town of Pinamar, 200 miles south of Buenos Aires. Related story: Concrete house by Nickisch Sano Walder Architects […]

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La Leonera Mountain Retreat by DRAA

Studio DRAA created ‘La Leonera Mountain Retreat’, an A-shaped house inspired by the mountain retreats in Chile. Two…

House for Trees

In response to the rapid and near total urbanization of vietnamese cities, Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed a…

Concrete Cabin Refugi Lieptgas

Nickisch Sano Walder Architekten created the Refugi Lieptgas that looks like a traditional wooden hut at first glance….

House D by HHF

HHF Architects designed the ‘House D’ close to Basel, Switzerland. To get out the most of the amazing…