In modern day architecture a growing number of houses are constructed of concrete, despite the quantity, to some concrete seems like an impersonal construction material which portrays an element of remoteness and coldness. Concrete House II by A-Cero Architectural Studio is here to persuade those hard to convince that a modern concrete residence can be a warm, welcoming residence with everything that every resident could ever dream of wanting.
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Photo © Mitsutomo Matsunami
松浪光倫建築計画室から嬉しいニュースが届きました。昨年当ブログで紹介させて頂いた『片山集合住宅』が ArchDaily Building of the Year 2010 の集合住宅部門のファイナリスト（5点）のひとつに選ばれています。松浪さん、おめでとうございます！ 大賞が選ばれるのはこの15日、皆さんも是非応援してあげてください。
Our friend Matsunami Mitsutomo’s “Apartment in Katayama” is one of the five finalists in the housing category of ArchDaily Building of the Year 2010. Take a look at our five-part article of the architecture and visit ArchDaily to vote if you like!
Hotel Viura, Rioja, Spain
…how wine producers are using architecture to seduce consumers
Although the Phoenicians first bled wine from the river Ebro’s environs, Rioja’s image only recently got a makeover. Motivated by worship of wine, inspired by the edificial dynamism of crowded Napa and showcasing Spain’s purveyors of new wave gastronomy in their chic restaurants, the region’s enlightened bodegas, shimmering sharply and curvaceously in concrete, glass and steel, represent an affluent confidence.
Read the rest of this article @ glass magazine »
installation by Bik Van der Pol
Bik Van der Pol, Museo D’Arte Contemporanae Roma
The new installation by Bik Van der Pol – a house with hundreds of butterflies inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s popular Farnsworth House – is the work chosen to inaugurate the new wing of the MACRO museum.
(4 December 2010 – 13 February 2011)
Read the rest of this article @ Design News »
Photo © Nelson Kon
São Paulo rocks!
Volume B’s raw concrete finish has been my favorite since it opened in 2007. IMO, it transcends the impeccable finish of Ando’s concrete, period.
Read/view more @ We Heart »
Sequential Photos © Shinichi Tanaka（タナカシンイチ）
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Photo © Daici Ano
A new house in Shiga, Japan designed by Kino Architects whose other projects can been seen here and here Continue Reading
© Noriyoshi Morimura Architects
The owner of this house runs a steel beam construction company. We can see that he has combined his resources and skills together Continue Reading
Photo © Koji Sakai
An urban home with a sense of privacy in a less than ideal location.