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Concrete counter curves through ShuckShuck oyster bar in Vancouver

April 14, 2021 India Block 0
ShuckShuck oyster bar by B-CA

Canadian office Batay-Csorba Architects has created a greyscale interior for the ShuckShuck oyster restaurant in Vancouver complete with a snaking concrete bar. ShuckShuck’s interior is designed to evoke the colour and texture of oyster shells, with rough pre-cast concrete surfaces and textured painted walls. Batay-Csorba Architects designed the eatery in Vancouver’s Chinatown district for owners

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RCR Arquitectes uses red concrete to build Palmares Clubhouse in the Algarve

April 9, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Roof of Palmares Clubhouse by RCR Arquitectes

Overlapping planes of red concrete form the walls and roof of this golf clubhouse, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning RCR Arquitectes for a resort on Portugal’s south coast. Palmares Clubhouse is the landmark building of Palmares Ocean Living & Golf, a new resort in the Algarve backed by developer Kronos Investment Group. Catalonian studio RCR

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DF_DC hides Swiss apartment block behind Pisa Baptistery-informed concrete wall

April 9, 2021 James Parkes 0

Architecture studio DF_DC has designed a concrete apartment block overlooking Lake Lugano in the south of Switzerland that has a concrete exoskeleton so that the interior spaces are “free to change over time”. Named after its street, Via Carona 6 contains 14 private-rental apartments that are shielded from the road by a concrete wall that was informed

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David Chipperfield designs red concrete and brick apartment block for New York

April 8, 2021 India Block 0
11-19 Jane Street

British practice David Chipperfield Architects has realised 11-19 Jane Street, an apartment building in New York with a ruddy-hued facade of brick and coloured concrete. The new six-storey building, which replaces a parking garage that dated from the 1920s, is located in the city’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood. To complement the mix of 19th and 20th-century

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David Chipperfield designs red concrete and brick apartment block for New York

April 8, 2021 India Block 0
11-19 Jane Street

British practice David Chipperfield Architects has realised 11-19 Jane Street, an apartment building in New York with a ruddy-hued facade of brick and coloured concrete. The new six-storey building, which replaces a parking garage that dated from the 1920s, is located in the city’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood. To complement the mix of 19th and 20th-century

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Apollo Architects & Associates creates multi-generational home with walled-in garden

March 31, 2021 James Parkes 0
Concrete wall surrounds Noble House

Apollo Architects & Associates has designed a family home with a walled-in garden that houses two generations under one roof and aims to blend indoor and outdoor living. Tokyo-based architecture studio Apollo Architects & Associates replaced an existing home in Japan’s Kanto region with a two-storey building designed to emphasise the connection between the interior

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Trama Arquitetos creates raw concrete house above cork tree grove in Braga

March 30, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Cork Trees House with concrete roof

Portuguese architecture studio Trama Arquitetos has created Cork Trees House, a concrete and Corten-steel clad home located on a slope above a grove of cork trees in Braga, Portugal. The single-level house was built on a plot of land set above the centuries-old trees and Trama Arquitetos aimed for its design to connect with this

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Georges Batzios Architects restores “original brutalist identity” of abandoned office in Greece

March 29, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A brutalist office in the suburbs of Athens

Greek studio Georges Batzios Architects has revived a brutalist office in the suburbs of Athens, Greece by restoring its damaged concrete shell and reconfiguring its interiors. The building, described by the studio as a rare example of brutalist architecture in the country, was built in a pine tree forest in the 1970s by notable Greek

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Concrete structures form Paradero Hotel on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula

March 28, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
The Mexican resort

Beige concrete blends with the surrounding terrain at Paradero Hotel in coastal Mexico, designed by architects Ruben Valdez and Yashar Yektajo. Paradero Hotel is set on a 5.5-acre (2.2-hectare) site in Todos Santos, a town on the southwestern coast of the Baja Peninsula. The resort sits on a flat swath of land surrounded by family-owned

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Studio Saxe perches Casa Bell-Lloc on a lush hillside in Costa Rica

March 23, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa Bell-Lloc is in Costa Rica

Casa Bell-Lloc by architecture office Studio Saxe is a concrete house featuring expansive coastal views and a swimming pool that reaches toward the sea. Casa Bell-Lloc is located in Santa Teresa, a small town in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Province that is known for its pristine beaches and great surfing. The full-time residence is tucked into

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