Modern Concrete Houses
A robust building material, concrete can withstand extreme weather conditions and requires little maintenance as a non-porous substance. It boasts excellent thermal mass, which reduces energy spent on heating and cooling, takes less energy to produce compared to other materials, and boasts low CO2 emissions.
“Extremely durable, versatile, and sustainable to boot, concrete is a smart building material, as these homes show.“, Dwell
Our Studio is a fan of concrete houses, and that’s why we prepared a selection of 10 Modern Concrete Houses to inspire you and your clients’ next projects.
A circular skylight carved into the patio canopy allows occupants to dine under the sky, whilst being shielded from direct sunlight. It also opens up the living room and kitchen to natural daylight, which is especially beneficial during the darker winter months. Designed by Pascual Architecte, this unique feature gives the house an unexpected twist, accentuating its modern minimalist feel.
This highly exposed, ocean-facing home was created using thick concrete walls supported by a steel frame. Chosen for its durability and resistance to erosion, the angular concrete structure with sloping external walls blends beautifully into the rolling rural landscape. The addition of extensive floor-to-ceiling glass panels creates an interplay between indoor and outdoor spaces while showcasing panoramic views of the ocean. A central courtyard, outdoor swimming pool, and external buttress supports were all created using varying shades, textures, and finishes of concrete.
This airy brutalist family home near Tel Aviv At was designed by the Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem. Modern and light-filled interiors enliven a brutalist concrete structure in the city of Ramat HaSharon near Tel Aviv. Another amazing reference for Modern Concrete Houses.
Designers Christopher Robertson and Vivi Nguyen-Robertson conceived their house as an unfolding sequence of simple geometric forms: a low concrete wall, a concrete cube, and a box clad in Siberian larch.
Blackened wood and bronze-colored aluminum window frames blur the boundaries between the house and the surrounding acacia tree forest, while the textured concrete walls soften the overall feel and pale concrete floors create a clean aesthetic. A central wood-burning in the open-plan living room offers a cozy focal point for the winter months. Created by Buenos Aires architect studio Luciano Kruk, this one-storey concrete house on the coastline of Costa Esmeralda combines wood board-imprinted concrete with wood, glass panels, and a metal frame to form a quick-build home that’s as cost-effective as it is beautiful.
Sitting on the edge of Puertos de Beceite national park in Aragon, Spain, is Casa Solo Pezo, the first property in the Solo Office collection of cutting-edge, architect-designed vacation rentals. Designed by the award-winning and MoMA-exhibited Chilean architects at Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Casa Solo Pezo features a large concrete square structure that’s set on top of a smaller concrete square base.
The structure was inspired by “Walden”, a book written by Henry David Thoreau about living a simple life in a natural environment. Inside, guests will find a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area. A terrace with a concrete table becomes the ideal outdoor dining space. Guests can relax in the comfortable hammock, cool down in the private pool, walk through the nearby gardens, or take a swim in the ocean, which is just five minutes away from the house. The minimalist structure is made of concrete and features wooden accents that add a rustic warmth to the interior. Surrounded by vegetation and sand, the peaceful, comfortable and simple house is the perfect choice for a relaxing getaway in the middle of nature.
The Wall House in Cascais, a coastal town in an area known as the Portuguese Riviera, is an 11,840-square-foot homemade with concrete, wood, and glass—and boasts a pair of large swimming pools on two levels. Designed by José Guedes Cruz, César Marques, and Marco Marinho of the Portugal-based firm Guedes Cruz Architects, The Wall House is laid out in an open-box plan and is fitted with plenty of glass windows to enhance the synergy between its interior and exterior spaces.
An undulating, S-shaped interior wall guides the programs within this Brutalist-inspired concrete abode. In the city of Hsinchu in northern Taiwan, Taipei-based firm Yuan Architects designed a four-level dwelling with a Brutalist-style, raw concrete shell. An S-shaped wall weaves through the interiors, carving up public and private spaces shared by three generations of a family.
With a distinctive indented facade, the property resembles its namesake, particularly appropriate given the house was built for a stamp collector. While the architecture is pretty incredible, the design serves a practical function too – the durable home was built to withstand the area’s powerful cyclones, while its cantilevered structure minimises the impact of flooding.
Designed by Wright Architects, the dwelling’s interior is equally as impressive. A large open-plan living room houses the kitchen, dining zone, lounge and gym, sheltered beneath a vaulted concrete-beamed ceiling. Bedrooms flank this area in secluded wings, offering private spaces to relax and slumber.
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