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Conchas Residence / Gui Mattos

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

Houses  · 
São Sebastião, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Gui Mattos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

Moema PF House / DT Estudio

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

Moema, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project DT Estudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    380.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

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

Houses  · 
Chacara Santo Antonio, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Studio AG Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Rio Claro House / Celso Laetano Arquitetura

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

Houses  · 
Río Claro, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Celso Laetano Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

When Sunlight Meets Tadao Ando’s Concrete

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

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

© 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.

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Marsala House / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura

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

Houses  · 
Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    412.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Casa M / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

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

Houses  · 
São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Felipe Hess Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    780.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners Design Arching Residential Building in Moscow

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

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

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

Houses  · 
Bragança Paulista, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Estúdio Penha
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    650.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura

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

Houses  · 
Petrópolis, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    375.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Gleeson Paulino © Jaqueline Lessa + 35

Houses  · 
Brazil, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Atelier Branco Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    200.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

HC House / grupo pr - arquitetura e design

© Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara + 45

Houses  · 
Gleba Ribeirão Sarandi, Brazil

GSM House / OTP arquitetura

© Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci + 23

Houses  · 
Brazil, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project OTP arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Eaves House / Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design

Houses  · 
São Paulo, Brazil

Lins Arquitetos Associados Office / Lins Arquitetos Associados

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 72

Offices  · 
José Geraldo da Cruz, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Lins Arquitetos Associados
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018