Mar 17, 2014
Design Insider: Unexpected Concrete
from ArchDailyIndustrial touch The Amsterdam home of architect Marius Haverkamp (Flow Works) is a former warehouse that was transformed with cozy touches, like mismatched pieces, wood surfaces, and concrete surfaces. Here, concrete floors and countertops set a fabulous background for a family dining and kitchen area.
from HonestlyWTFDefining spaces Architects Felipe Hess and Renata Pedrosa transformed an open Sao Paulo, Brazil, loft space in to a series of cozy spaces. Concrete elements, like this bathroom sink countertop and columns, help define those separate spaces in a beautiful, streamlined way.
This tea house built by Shanghai architects Archi-Union has concrete like you've never seen it! The timber-formed concrete allows for miraculous contorted designs. The walls are all made of glass for maximum design appreciation.
Concrete is a durable surface that can take all kinds of punishment while maintaining a chic look. Who needs a welcome mat when you can paint a custom design to greet guests? Overall, continuous painted prints also look fantastic on concrete floors.
from Bungalow Classic
Perfect form for furniture
A search for custom, distressed furniture almost always ends at concrete furniture. This table with oak legs from Cox & Cox is perfect as a side table in a living room that's sturdy enough for books, and other tabletop objects.
from Cox & Cox
Durable, sculptural look
The nature of concrete means that it can hold up in many different forms and designs. This Willy Guhl Eternit Chair is a design world favorite that can withstand weather for a beautiful patio look.
Concrete creates beautiful, angular surfaces, too. It works in a variety of situations, too. There's a multitude of concrete light pendants! I adore this one's faceted surface and metallic hint.
Hint of color
Blue stairs liven up a modern space. Concrete is now available in a variety of colors and textures so you can make it do nearly anything your design idea book would desire!
from Apartment Therapy
Concrete is one of those materials that's always a bit unexpected in new, wonderful ways. It's worth investing in for a multitude of clever uses. What's your favorite use of concrete in the home?