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Concrete has been used since the Roman times, and now reinforced concrete allows towering structures to be built that dominate the landscape. From buildings that offer cubic purity to light-curved complex structures, this versatile material produces beautiful architecture.

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Pool Leber Arkiteken is included in the 2020 Architects Directory Concrete Architecture, Architecture Design, Grey Brick, Brick Block, Tall Ceilings, Beautiful Architecture, Second Floor, Facade, Swimming Pools

Architects Directory 2020: Pool Leber Arkiteken, Germany

Set on a triangular piece of land, the sculptural form of Villa U is seemingly carved out a single, clay block. Its unusual form is a direct result of the plot’s unique geometries, as the home – a warm grey brick-clad single family house in the sleepy residential Munich suburb of Gräfelfing...

Architects Directory 2020: Malu de Miguel, Spain Concrete Forms, Exposed Concrete, Technical Architect, Suite Principal, Ground Floor Plan, Brickwork, Interior Exterior, Interior Design, Contemporary Architecture

Architects Directory 2020: Malu de Miguel, Spain

Designed by the young Gran Canaria-born, mainland Spain-based architect María Luisa ‘Malu’ de Miguel, this family home in Madrid’s Boadilla del Monte suburb is straight out of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite movie – a neatly executed, modernist exercise in light, levels, texture and double height spaces all encased in industrial concrete...

Architects Directory Alumni: Notary office by Govaert & Vanhoutte Facade Design, House Design, Office Wallpaper, Walter Gropius, Melbourne House, Victorian Cottage, Local Architects, Storey Homes, Concrete Architecture

Architects Directory Alumni: Notary office by Govaert & Vanhoutte

Created more as a carefully composed campus, rather than a conventional office, this heaquarters for a notary business in Bruges is the work of local Belgian architecture firm Govaert & Vanhoutte. The studio featured in our Architects Directory as an emerging practice in 2007, yet in the last ten years the...

Architects Directory 2020: DF_DC, Switzerland and UK Lugano, Concrete Houses, Concrete Floors, Hillside House, Villa, Basement House, Small Basements, Roof Plan, Concrete Design

Architects Directory 2020: DF_DC, Switzerland and UK

In a bid to capitalise on the potential opportunities created by the UK’s exit from the European Union, Swiss architects Dario Franchini and Diego Calderon recently moved their DF_DC practice from Lugano to London. But with current, on-going projects including a 324-home scheme in the city of Bellinzona, the bulk...

Swiss and UK studio DF_DC is part of the 2020 Architects Directory Concrete Houses, Concrete Floors, Concrete Furniture, Villa, Sustainable Architecture, Architecture Design, Concrete Architecture, Minimalist Architecture, Hillside House

Architects Directory 2020: DF_DC, Switzerland and UK

In a bid to capitalise on the potential opportunities created by the UK’s exit from the European Union, Swiss architects Dario Franchini and Diego Calderon recently moved their DF_DC practice from Lugano to London. But with current, on-going projects including a 324-home scheme in the city of Bellinzona, the bulk...

Architects Directory 2020: Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects, Norway Building Costs, Building Systems, Building Materials, Building A House, Lillehammer, Beautiful Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Atrium House, Concrete Houses

Architects Directory 2020: Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects, Norway

The Red Concrete house, a starkly minimalist russet box, is bigger and bolder than its budget would suggest. It was designed by John Sanden and Ingvild Hodnekvam of Sanden+Hodnekvam Arkitekter for three generations of the same family. And there is reason behind its repeated rhythms. Set on a steep hill...

Swiss architecture firm Berrel Berrel Kräutler designs WHO headquarters extension in Geneva Box Architecture, Australian Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Concrete Architecture, Concrete Forms, Concrete Houses, New Staircase, San Francisco Houses, Minimalist Garden

Brutalist WHO headquarters extension under construction in Geneva

To reach the new addition of the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, visitors will need to cross through the entrance of the organisation’s existing, historic building at the end of Appia Avenue. The glazed entrance lobby of the original structure, defined by an intricate structural system on which the tall, pre-stressed concrete...

Antwerp gains a sanctuary of silence inside a century cove Minimalist Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Le Corbusier, Monochrome Interior, Concrete Architecture, Interior And Exterior, Interior Design, Acoustic Panels, Low Tables

Antwerp gains a sanctuary of silence inside a 19th century cove

How do we make inner silence and stillness attractive, vital and human? How do we redefine our perception of silence and its benefits? These questions were on Cedric Etienne’s mind while he was designing Still Room, a multi-purpose space in Antwerp’s Harbour. In 2018, the designer and co-founder of Studio...

Enter into a surreal dream at this New York pop-up, the ‘Seletti wears Toiletpaper’ store is at the MoMa Design Store in Soho Concrete Architecture, School Architecture, Le Corbusier, Andrea Palladio, Barbican, Reinforced Concrete, Acoustic Panels, Sierra, Beautiful Architecture

Antwerp gains a sanctuary of silence inside a 19th century cove

How do we make inner silence and stillness attractive, vital and human? How do we redefine our perception of silence and its benefits? These questions were on Cedric Etienne’s mind while he was designing Still Room, a multi-purpose space in Antwerp’s Harbour. In 2018, the designer and co-founder of Studio...

Still Room by Studio Corkinho in Antwerp is a sanctuary of silence. We talk to Cedric Etienne about the design and his travel inspirations behind the space Concrete Architecture, School Architecture, Architecture Design, Le Corbusier, Andrea Palladio, Barbican, Exhibition, Sierra, Brutalist

Antwerp gains a sanctuary of silence inside a 19th century cove

How do we make inner silence and stillness attractive, vital and human? How do we redefine our perception of silence and its benefits? These questions were on Cedric Etienne’s mind while he was designing Still Room, a multi-purpose space in Antwerp’s Harbour. In 2018, the designer and co-founder of Studio...

White Rabbit House brings colour and terrazzo to an average London terrace Georgian Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Georgian Interiors, Georgian Homes, Terrazzo, Georgian Terrace, Grand Staircase, House Extensions, London

White Rabbit House brings colour and terrazzo to an average London terrace

A colour and light filled domestic redesign in London’s Islington, White Rabbit House by architects Gundry + Ducker pays homage to Georgian architecture’s grandeur and style, while winning ‘Most Unique Character’ category in this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! competition

The Merida House by Ludwig Godefroy Architecture in Merida, Mexico is a luxurious contemporary home with concrete as the main theme. Concrete Staircase, Concrete Facade, Concrete Steps, Concrete Design, Concrete Houses, Concrete Board, Le Corbusier, Casa San Sebastian, Architecture Design

Ludwig Godefroy’s brutalist Casa Mérida in Mexico

The first thing that stands out about Casa Mérida is its unashamed brutalism, defined by raw and omnipresent concrete, all hard edges and rough surfaces under the strong Mexican sun. The second is that most of the building seems to be open to the outdoors, with few fully enclosed spaces. The...

Image 26 of 39 from gallery of Merida House / Ludwig Godefroy Architecture. Photograph by Rory Gardiner Concrete Formwork, Concrete Staircase, Concrete Architecture, Concrete Steps, Concrete Design, Contemporary Architecture, Architecture Wallpaper, Merida Mexico, Mayan Cities

Ludwig Godefroy’s brutalist Casa Mérida in Mexico

The first thing that stands out about Casa Mérida is its unashamed brutalism, defined by raw and omnipresent concrete, all hard edges and rough surfaces under the strong Mexican sun. The second is that most of the building seems to be open to the outdoors, with few fully enclosed spaces. The...

Image 8 of 39 from gallery of Merida House / Ludwig Godefroy Architecture. Photograph by Rory Gardiner Residential Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Architecture Design, Concrete Architecture, Contemporary Houses, Architecture Interiors, Designer Hotel, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn

Ludwig Godefroy’s brutalist Casa Mérida in Mexico

The first thing that stands out about Casa Mérida is its unashamed brutalism, defined by raw and omnipresent concrete, all hard edges and rough surfaces under the strong Mexican sun. The second is that most of the building seems to be open to the outdoors, with few fully enclosed spaces. The...

Design meets the desert at West Texas’ Willow House, from first-time hotelier Lauren Werner. Wooden Summer House, New Orleans Hotels, Willow House, Desert Design, Abandoned Houses, Abandoned Castles, Abandoned Mansions, Abandoned Places, Malibu Beaches

Design meets the desert at West Texas’ Willow House

Marfa is the town most commonly synonymous with design in Far West Texas, but Willow House is putting another destination on the map. Located in Terlingua, just miles from Big Bend National Park, the desert retreat is comprised of 12 casitas that sit over 250 acres of land. From the...

diogo aguiar studio and joão jesus arquitectos have created a temporary museum that displays work by american artist roy lichtenstein. Concrete Facade, Metal Facade, Roy Lichtenstein, Romanesque Architecture, Modern Architecture, Concrete Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Sculpture Museum, Exhibition Building

Porto’s modern architecture is having a moment

Instagram would have you believe that Porto is all Baroque tiles and towers — and to be fair, a lot of it is. A boom in tourism has revitalised the old city centre after decades of depopulation and dereliction. New businesses and cafes are popping up, restoring the oldest buildings...