For our newest lookbook, we’ve got chosen ten residing areas from the Dezeen archive that use concrete as a focal design characteristic.
Concrete, which is often used as a structural aspect in buildings relatively than for inside design, was used all through these areas to create residing rooms with fascinating textures.
These tasks use the sturdy materials in quite a lot of alternative ways – for partitions and built-in storage options, in addition to to divide up areas.
That is the most recent roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks collection that present visible inspiration for designers and design fans. Earlier lookbooks embody Japandi interiors, art-filled properties and rustic interiors.
Casa Castaños, Argentina by María Belén García Bottazzini and Ekaterina Künzel
This glass and concrete residence in Argentina was constructed by architects María Belén García Bottazzini and Ekaterina Künzel.
The residing area encompasses a broken-plan association that’s divided by a board-formed concrete chimney breast that partially separates the residing space from a eating area.
A linear concrete floor extends from the underside of the chimney to kind a shelf for the TV.
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Pedro Reyes Home, Mexico by Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernandez
Constructed utilizing concrete as a major materials, this residence in Mexico takes cues from brutalism to make use of the fabric in quite a lot of completely different coarsenesses.
Within the double-height residing space, a big concrete bookcase-cum-staircase stretches the peak of the area. Floating, cantilevered steps lead as much as a raised gallery space that overlooks the residing area and supplies entry to the books on the higher cabinets.
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A Forest Home, Ecuador by Jarrín
Uncovered concrete, metal and brick blanket the inside of this residence in Ecuador by structure studio Jarrín.
The concrete ceiling with relief-style impressions was designed as a focal characteristic of the area, with giant columns extending from the ceiling to the darkish wood flooring.
The outside-facing partitions of the house had been left in unfinished and uncovered concrete to present the area an industrial aesthetic.
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Courtyard Home, US by No Structure
Concrete covers the partitions and flooring of this Oregon residence’s inside by No Structure. It boasts a minimal materials palette that’s accentuated by sparse furnishings and ornamental rugs.
The partitions of the house are damaged by wood-framed clerestory home windows that stagger and kind a stepped design throughout the area.
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UF Haus, Germany by SoHo Architektur
For UF Haus, which is an abbreviation for “unfinished”, SoHo Architektur used supplies that might be left in a uncooked and unfinished state.
The primary residing space is situated on the rear of the house and types the core of the constructing. It was tucked beneath a double-height area that’s missed by a walkway resulting in the bedrooms.
Mild gray concrete covers the partitions of the area, which additionally encompasses a lengthy concrete bench that was fitted alongside a wall.
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Vacation residence, Iceland by Gláma Kím
Positioned on the coast of Iceland, this vacation residence has an open plan residing association and encompasses a material-palette comprised of concrete, cedar and glass.
The residing area was positioned on the centre of the house and is framed by a big concrete quantity, which divides the sleeping areas from the shared areas and doubles as a log burning hearth.
The concrete quantity has a darkish gray pigment that contrasts with the sunshine, cedar-lined partitions and ceilings situated throughout the remainder of the house.
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Casa Estudio, Mexico by Manuel Cervantes
This five-storey residence in Mexico, constructed right into a sloping hillside, options numerous staggered areas that may be accessed by a collection of steps and staircases.
Its residing area is marked by a big board-formed concrete wall, which was left uncovered and runs by the home to unify the areas. Stone steps had been positioned beside the wall and lead right down to darkish lava-stone flooring.
The room’s furnishings sits low to the bottom and has a easy and modular look.
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Casa Meco, Portugal by Atelier Rua
A big communal space types the principle residing area at Casa Meco, situated in a small Lisbon village in Portugal.
A board-marked ceiling stretches throughout the communal residing area and extends downward to kind a concrete trim. Clean concrete was used throughout the flooring and serves as a impartial backdrop for the elegant furnishings.
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Residence in Kato Kifissia, Greece by Tense Structure Community
The residing area on this Greek residence has a sunken design marked by gray basalt cobbles that cowl the ground of the residing space.
Concrete columns encompass the residing area and body the massive glazed floor-to-ceiling home windows that look out to the encircling backyard.
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Tea Home, China by Archi-Union
Twisting board-formed concrete partitions wrap across the residing area of Archi-Union’s library and studio.
The contorted concrete partitions partly conceal the room and create a cave-like really feel. Flooring-to-ceiling home windows on the entrance of the area lead out to a terrace and overlook the gardens that encompass the positioning and construction.
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That is the most recent in our collection of lookbooks offering curated visible inspiration from Dezeen’s picture archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks showcasing Mediterranean-style tiling, U-shaped kitchens and broken-plan interiors.