Posts tagged as 'Concrete'

Fri 7.1.

‘Casa Mar Azul’ by BAK arquitectos (AR)

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'Casa Mar Azul' by BAK arquitectos

Glass and rough, exposed concrete – these are the materials the buildings of Argentinian BAK arquitectos are characterised by. One beautiful example is the ‘Casa Mar Azul’ located in a pinewood forest in the province of Buenos Aires.


Wed 15.12.

‘Contrast’ lamp by Marc Graells (ES)

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'Contrast' lamp by Marc Graells

The young Spanish designer Marc Graells created this poetic table lamp made from a rough concrete bloc combined with a smoothly bent piece of veneer.


Fri 19.11.

‘Villa J’ by Marge Arkitekter (SE)

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'Villa J' by Marge Arkitekter, photo by Johan Fowelin

The Swedish practice Marge Arkitekter – by the way an entirely female-led studio founded in 2002 by Pye Aurell Ehrström, Katarina Grundsell, Louise Masreliez and Susanne Ramel – recently unveiled this single family home in a suburb of Stockholm.


'Rufo House' by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, photo by Javier Callejas

The Spanish architectural practice around Alberto Campo Baeza realised this spacious private home on a hilltop outside of the city of Toledo, Spain. Offering interesting views of the distant horizon the building is characterised by a distinct palette of materials: concrete and glass.


'Yutenji Apartments' by Ishii Inoue Architects, photo by Ikunori Yamamoto

This L shaped apartment building in a dense residential area of Tokyo was designed by the Japanese practice Ishii Inoue Architects. Its interior is characterised by walls and ceilings of exposed concrete to which partitions and built-in components made from large surfaces of plywood form a decent contrast.


Concrete Canvas Shelter

As we see in Pakistan right now, it can take months and years until victims of natural catastrophes have a roof over their heads again. The British company Concrete Canvas produces highly durable shelters made from a flexible, cement impregnated fabric – ‘Concrete Cloth’ – that hardens when hydrated to form a thin, durable, water and fire proof concrete layer.


'Casa no Gerês' by Correia / Ragazzi Arquitectos, photo by Luis Ferreira Alves

This weekend retreat located on a 4060 m2 riverine plot in a protected natural area in the north of Portugal is the reconstruction of an existing ruin. The Porto based Correia / Ragazzi Arquitectos converted the inevitably small space specified by the reduced dimension of the pre-existent concrete ruin, into a comparatively broad house for a couple and their child.


'Knocktopher Friary' by ODOS Architects

The Irish practice ODOS Architects realised this extension and refurbishment of an existing protected friary building in Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny. Since the original collection of extensions and structures to the rear of the Friary building and adjoining Church were demolished the Dublin based architects were commisoned to design a new master plan for this small complex of buildings around a new central courtyard.