All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Concrete

Concrete: The Latest Architecture and News

IF House / M2.senos

14:00 - 24 May, 2019
IF House / M2.senos, © do mal o menos
© do mal o menos

© do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos + 83

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ílhavo, Portugal
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos
  • Area

    325.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographer

South lake House / Estúdio Cláudio Resmini

10:00 - 29 April, 2019
South lake House / Estúdio Cláudio Resmini, © Evelyn Muller
© Evelyn Muller

© Evelyn Muller © Evelyn Muller © Evelyn Muller © Evelyn Muller + 71

Metalworkers’ Union Headquarters / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados

09:00 - 28 April, 2019
Metalworkers’ Union Headquarters / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados, © Jomar Bragança
© Jomar Bragança

© Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Gustavo Penna, Ricardo Gomes Lopes, Norberto Bambozzi, Laura Penna, Priscila Dias de Araújo, Letícia de Paula Carneiro, Vivian Hunnicutt, Alyne Ferreira, Natália Ponciano, Catarina Hermanny
  • Landscape

    Junia Lobo Paisagismo
  • Constructors

    ENGECITY; EPO Engenharia
  • Area

    6855.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

429 Foz Housing / dEMM Arquitectura

12:00 - 25 April, 2019
429 Foz Housing / dEMM Arquitectura, © José Campos Photography
© José Campos Photography

© José Campos Photography © José Campos Photography © José Campos Photography © José Campos Photography + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. de Gondarém 429, 4150-557 Porto, Portugal
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Paulo Fernandes Silva
  • Collaborators

    Diana Fernandes Silva | Isabela Almeida Neves
  • Client

    J. Camilo Project
  • Area

    815.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

10 Ideas for Presenting Your Project With Concrete Models

07:00 - 25 April, 2019
10 Ideas for Presenting Your Project With Concrete Models, Solo House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Solo House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Physical models have, for centuries, been a highly-effective way of explaining an architectural idea, allowing the audience to experience a concept in a plan, section, elevation and perspective all at once. However, a model can communicate so much more if you deviate from traditional cardboard materiality. If you want to express the monolithic massing of your latest scheme, or its expressive texture, then a model of plaster or cement may capture so much more than a digital rendering ever could.

Creating a concrete model is profoundly engaging, as it forces us to follow a methodology similar to that of large-scale construction: make a mold / formwork, mix the cement or plaster with water, and then pour. When done correctly, the resulting model could stand as an architectural sculpture in its own right. 

Below, we have rounded up concrete models from the ArchDaily archives, giving you the inspiration to set your concrete model ideas in stone. 

Conchas Residence / Gui Mattos

14:00 - 24 April, 2019
Conchas Residence / Gui Mattos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Sebastião, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    André Delmanto
  • Area

    807.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Moema PF House / DT Estudio

10:00 - 24 April, 2019
Moema PF House / DT Estudio, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moema, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

    Luis Felipe Bernardini, Marcelo Nunes, Thais Aquino
  • Team

    Luis Felipe Bernardini, Marcelo Nunes, Thais Aquino, Pedro Junqueira, Maki Hirai, Henrique Lima
  • Area

    380.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura

12:00 - 22 April, 2019
House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura

House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura + 133

Rio Claro House / Celso Laetano Arquitetura

12:00 - 18 April, 2019
Rio Claro House / Celso Laetano Arquitetura, © Favaro Jr
© Favaro Jr

© Favaro Jr © Favaro Jr © Favaro Jr © Favaro Jr + 99

When Sunlight Meets Tadao Ando’s Concrete

06:30 - 18 April, 2019
When Sunlight Meets Tadao Ando’s Concrete, Vitra Conference Pavilion, Weil am Rhein / Germany. Image © Vitra, by Richard Bryant
Vitra Conference Pavilion, Weil am Rhein / Germany. Image © Vitra, by Richard Bryant

Koshino House, Ashiya-shi / Japan. Image © Kazunori Fujimoto Church of the Light, Osaka / Japan. Image © Naoya Fujii Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth / USA. Image © Todd Landry Photography Screenshot of video of Hill of the Buddha at the Makomanai Takino Cemetery, Sapporo / Japan. Image © Hokkaido Fan Magazine + 8

If there is any consistent factor in his work, says Pritzker-winning architect Tadao Ando, then it is the pursuit of light. Ando’s complex choreography of light fascinates most when the viewer experiences the sensitive transitions within his architecture. Sometimes walls wait calmly for the moment to reveal striking shadow patterns, and other times water reflections animate unobtrusively solid surfaces. His combination of traditional Japanese architecture with a vocabulary of modernism has contributed greatly to critical regionalism. While he is concerned with individual solutions that have a respect for local sites and contexts Ando’s famous buildings – such as the Church of the Light, Koshino House or the Water Temple – link the notion of regional identity with a modern imagining of space, material and light. Shoji walls with diffuse light are reinterpreted in the context of another culture, for instance, filtered through the lens of Rome’s ancient Pantheon, where daylight floods through an oculus. Ando’s masterly imagination culminates in planning spatial sequences of light and dark like he envisioned for the Fondation d’Art Contemporain François Pinault in Paris.

These Smart Megalithic Stones Are Moved And Assembled Easily With The Hands

04:30 - 18 April, 2019
These Smart Megalithic Stones Are Moved And Assembled Easily With The Hands, © Matter Design Studio
© Matter Design Studio

Matter Design Studio has partnered with CEMEX Global R&D to challenge the relationship between the mass of materials and the physical effort of contemporary construction practices, exploring the movement and assembly of heavy objects on a real scale, manufactured using advanced computing. The objective of Walking Assembly is to eliminate the crane from the constructive equation, transferring the effort from people to objects, freeing them to play with the mass.

© Matter Design Studio © Matter Design Studio © Matter Design Studio © Matter Design Studio + 25

Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces

04:00 - 15 April, 2019
Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Peter Clarke Photography © BoysPlayNice © Relja Ivanic © Takumi Ota + 31

Why use concrete in bathrooms?

Béton brut or "raw concrete" is a naturally porous material that provides many advantages for the design and build of a bathroom. As a waterproof and pressure-resistant material, it is easy to clean, doesn't deteriorate, prevents bathroom fungus and is low maintenance. Attractive as it is functional, concrete is versatile for both on-site furniture and wall coatings, floors and even shower trays. In addition, due to its thermal mass, concrete is an excellent material for floor heating.

Pro Tip: There are a variety of concrete finishes, but for the safety of daily bathroom users, you must add a surface sealer and a certain percentage of traction to avoid slippage.

Below, we've compiled 26 concrete bathrooms that find intimacy in béton brut.

This collection is one of many interesting content groupings made by our registered users. Remember you can save and manage what inspires you on ArchDaily account. Create yours here.

Marsala House / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura

08:00 - 9 April, 2019
Marsala House / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi + 33

Casa M / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

08:00 - 2 April, 2019
Casa M / Felipe Hess Arquitetos, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 25

Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners Design Arching Residential Building in Moscow

11:00 - 21 March, 2019
Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners Design Arching Residential Building in Moscow, Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR
Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR

Architectural bureau Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners have unveiled their concept for "Brodsky", a new residential building on a high-density plot in the central district of Moscow. Situated along a river embankment, the scheme seeks to create a strong functional and visual connection between itself and the surrounding context.

The 14-story scheme named after the famous Russin poet seeks to enhance the public realm by creating a courtyard with a pedestrian alley, weaving around the scheme’s arch façade to connect with the embankment. The positioning of the courtyard alley also establishes a new visual experience not currently realized: a two-point perspective from the courtyard to the river.

Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR + 14

Snøhetta Completes Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

09:30 - 20 March, 2019
Snøhetta Completes Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant, © Ivar Kvaal
© Ivar Kvaal

Snøhetta has announced the completion of Europe’s first underwater restaurant. Situated in Lindesness, on the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, the “Under” scheme serves as both a restaurant and a research center for marine life. Open to the public on March 20th, the half-sunken scheme forms a 34-meter-long monolithic break in the surface of the water, before resting on the seabed five meters below.

Situated at a point where sea storms from the north and south meet, and where marine species flourish in both briny and brackish waters, the Snøhetta scheme places itself at a unique confluence. Designed to fully integrate its marine environment over time, the scheme’s rough concrete shell will gradually transform into an artificial reef.

© Inger Marie Grini/Bo Bedre Norge © Ivar Kvaal © Ivar Kvaal © Ivar Kvaal + 18

Quinta da Baroneza House / Estúdio Penha

14:00 - 12 March, 2019
Quinta da Baroneza House / Estúdio Penha, © Marcelo Magnani
© Marcelo Magnani

© Marcelo Magnani © Marcelo Magnani © Marcelo Magnani © Marcelo Magnani + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bragança Paulista, Brazil
  • Category

  • Team Project

    Vitor Penha, Verônica Molina, Daniela De Mattos Ferraz, Guto Vicentainer
  • Area

    650.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura

12:00 - 6 March, 2019
House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura, © André Nazareth
© André Nazareth

© André Nazareth © André Nazareth © André Nazareth © André Nazareth + 78