The Beauty Of Concrete From Interior Design To Architecture

Concrete is a material with which it’s both easy and difficult to work with. On one hand, it’s versatile and can be used for so many types of projects. On the other hand, however, using concrete is something that comes with all sorts of elements you have to consider as well. One of them is the style. Concrete is commonly used in industrial buildings but it’s also popular in modern spaces. The following examples should make everything clear.

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We’re going to start with this beautiful office. Of course, it wasn’t always an office. In fact, it used to be nothing more than just a concrete basement. However, this concrete basement had great potential and it’s why it got transformed. The project was developed by Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab.

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The transformation was very interesting. The basement was converted into an office. What once used to be a part of a former electrical shop is now a minimalist and modern office for a client in Mallorca. Several changes have been made for the project but one thing remained intact: the concrete walls and ceiling.

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They’re what gives character to this space. The floor has been repainted while and the office got black lacquered furniture and modern art decorations.The space looks wonderful and it definitely has a unique charm. Despite the concrete, it feels inviting and warm.

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But cottages and vacation homes aren’t the only ones that can express this kind of beauty. This is an apartment that is located in the West side of São Paulo and that has been renovated, now featuring a very interesting design. What used to be a typical apartment from the 80’s is now a modern home.

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During the renovation, the apartment was practically rebuilt from scratch. All the partitions were removed and the apartment became one huge room.Some of the windows were also removed. The goal was to create a concrete box where the light and the wall and floor coverings would create a three-dimensional effect. All the illumination was created using LEDs and the walls and ceiling were covered with plasterboard and polymer cement. The kitchen became a part of the living room. The décor chosen is inspired by the 70’s and is best seen in the furniture and accessories.

Concrete cottage.

Usually when you think of a cottage you image a modest wood structure with a cozy interior. Well, this is a different type of cottage. First of all, it’s not made of wood. It’s a concrete structure and it has a minimalist and sculptural design. It’s not exactly the rustic building you would expect to see in the middle of nature. Nevertheless, the cottage integrates perfectly into the surroundings.

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The building has a simple and bold design. It’s a modern structure with a massive sliding glass wall. This wall establishes a very strong connection with the outdoors and offers panoramic and unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. It also lets it lots of natural light which is essential for this bright space. The cottage also has a wooden deck that can become an extension of the living area. Inside there’s a cozy fireplace, cowhide and zebra rugs as well as cozy and comfortable furniture.{found on trendir}.

Concrete house.

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A concrete structure would definitely feel more natural in an urban area. The contrast is not as striking as in the case of a concrete cottage in the forest even if the house is surrounded by vegetation and trees. A perfect example for that is this beautiful house. It was designed by Architects Brauning and it’s situated in an urban centre.

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The house has an unusual design which gives it a unique and dramatic look. It’s made of concrete and it offers beautiful views over the surrounding landscape. Besides concrete, the architects used steel and wood along with glass when designing and building the house. This combination of materials results in a balanced décor. The coldness of the concrete is complemented by the warm wood features and the steel elements make the whole design feel modern while also exploiting its industrial charm. It’s modern and it’s cozy in a very different way.

Concrete into the woods.

Trying to create a rustic house using concrete is not a simple task. Concrete has a undeniable industrial appearance so to make a concrete house feel rustic and cozy you also have to use wood. This house can be found in the forest of Mar Azul in Argentina and has a very interesting design. It’s surrounded by the dense forest and has a sandy dune beach close by but the views and the landscape are not the most interesting elements in this case.

 

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What makes this house stand out is its design. It’s simple, modern and unique. Because of the sloped lot, the architects had to find a way to incorporate that feature into the design of the house. The response was this unique form with clean and straight lines and geometric beauty. In a way, the house resembles a jagged rock. This form and the color of the concrete allow the house to easily blend in and to become a natural part of the landscape.

Rustic concrete cottage.

The seaside resort city of Mar Azul from Argentina is a place where architecture takes many interesting forms. The house we’ve just presented in a wonderful example but so is this next one. This is a vacation house known as Casa XS. It was designed and built by architects Maria Victoria Besonias, Guillermo de Almeida and Luciano Kruk of BAK Arquitectos.

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The house has a modern and simple design but it also features a nice balance between contemporary and rustic. This eye-catching concrete cottage is surrounded by the beautiful forest and the sandy beach and dunes. The location is definitely beautiful but so is the design. The main idea behind this design was to use materials that require minimal maintenance but that have maximum visual effect. Another concern was to create a structure with minimal impact on the environment. The result was this lovely vacation house with large windows and a bright interior.