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Casa Ventura “floats on top of the hill” its built on says Tatiana Bilbao

December 1, 2022 Amina Amber 0

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao explains how her concrete Casa Ventura house responds to the topography of its hilltop site in the latest instalment of Dezeen’s Concrete Icons series produced in collaboration with Holcim. The video features Casa Ventura, a large family home that emerges from a forested hillside overlooking the city of Monterrey, Mexico. Speaking

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Casa Santos is an an “exploration of the possibilities of concrete” in Mexico

November 28, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Architects Maria Gomez, Giovanni Ocampo and Héctor Coss have completed a low-lying, three-house retreat in western Mexico that explores the ability of concrete to work in “aesthetic harmony with the desert”. The project, Casa Santos, is located in Todos Santos, a coastal town on the Baja Peninsula. The retreat – which is rented out when

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Watch our Architecture Project Talk about A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali

November 28, 2022 Siufan Adey 0

A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali by Patisandhika Sidarta and Dan Mitchell will be the subject of the next Architecture Project Talk produced by Dezeen and Gaggenau. You can register via this link to join the webinar. At 1:00pm London time on 4 December 2022, architect Sidarta and designer Mitchell will deliver a presentation about a concrete

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The Broad “doesn’t feel like a traditional museum” says Elizabeth Diller

November 24, 2022 Amina Amber 0

Architect Elizabeth Diller explains how The Broad museum in Los Angeles was designed to feel “extremely welcoming” in the next instalment of Dezeen’s Concrete Icons series produced in collaboration with Holcim. The video features The Broad in Los Angeles designed by Diller’s studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a three-storey museum that houses an expansive collection

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MAD’s undulating concrete library “doesn’t say too much” says Ma Yansong

November 17, 2022 Calum Lindsay 0

In the first instalment of Dezeen’s Concrete Icons series produced in collaboration with Holcim, MAD Architects founder Ma Yansong explains how his studio’s sinuous concrete library in Haikou, China, encourages visitors to use their imagination. Yansong is the first participant in Concrete Icons, a video series profiling the most iconic contemporary concrete buildings by the

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Corrugated Concrete Covers The Exterior Of This Restaurant In Thailand

November 15, 2022 Erin 0

Architecture and interior design firm ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work – Aholic), has recently completed the Khao Niao Restaurant + Onda Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand. One key design feature that sets it apart from the surrounding buildings is the wavy precast concrete facade. The L-shaped building, with its corrugated horizontal facade, also includes a series […]

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Stone ruins turned into Spanish holiday home by Atienza Maure Arquitectos

November 10, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

The stone walls of a 16th-century clergy house have been restored and contrasted with new, white concrete elements to create El Priorato, a holiday home in Burgos, Spain, designed by local practice Atienza Maure Arquitectos. The project has both restored and extended the original building, which had recently burnt down leaving only its stone arches

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Neri&Hu converts textile factory into headquarters for Chinese pastry brand

November 9, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Chinese architecture studio Neri&Hu has inserted a concrete volume into an old brick warehouse to create a head office and retail store for pastry brand Lao Ding Feng in Beijing, China. Located near the Northeast 5th Ring Road in Beijing, Neri&Hu converted the former textile production factory into Lao Ding Feng’s headquarters as well as a

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Neri&Hu converts textile factory into headquarters for Chinese pastry brand

November 9, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Chinese architecture studio Neri&Hu has inserted a concrete volume into an old brick warehouse to create a head office and retail store for pastry brand Lao Ding Feng in Beijing, China. Located near the Northeast 5th Ring Road in Beijing, Neri&Hu converted the former textile production factory into Lao Ding Feng’s headquarters as well as a

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Forest retreat in Valle de Bravo includes stone and laminated timber

November 8, 2022 James Brillon 0

CF Taller de Arquitectura and Merodio Arquitectos have completed a vacation home in Mexico’s Valle de Bravo using glue-laminated timber beams to create bright and spacious rooms that open out to the surrounding forest. The 430 square-metre Casa El Pinar is sited on a steep plot in Valle de Bravo, a vacation destination on lake

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