Another innovative product by IntoConcrete, U-Spice brings a timeless appeal to their distinctive line of tableware, created by award-winning designer Mikaela Dörfel. read more
This incredible modern concrete home is an expansion project carried out by design studio Bak Architects, located in Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The original home lacked quality and a sense of place because of the modifications that had been done prior to the renovation. The architects took on the challenge, wanting to improve the current situation of a house that was way too compact and small compared to the spacious site that it is nestled on. The additions created 1,291 square feet (120 square meters) of living space, which includes a new bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a new wardrobe, an outdoor space to grill lunch and lounge in the open air and a multi-purpose room at the back of the property. The social area of the original house was located on the ground floor, with double height ceilings. The scope of the project for the enlargement was to make one independent volume that is separated from the original house by a courtyard, connected on the first floor by a narrow bridge. This enabled the ground floor to not lose a visual connection to the garden from the original social area. In this way, open air activities can be conducted under one roof.
What do you think of this home expansion, please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Are you inspired by the aesthetic of modern concrete homes? We have featured plenty here on 1 Kindesign, take a look at some further great inspiration by Bak Architects:
Photos: Gui Morelli
In the past we featured the stylish Corvi Wine Cooler by IntoConcrete, now we are delighted to inform you of their latest concrete design, IdéeAl Lamp Series. The light fixtures feature a timeless design that has been flawlessly finished in concrete and glass. The velvety exposed concrete base comes in three stunning shades, blue-gray, dark-gray, and light-gray. These handmade fixtures take their inspiration from turn-of-the-century lanterns and creating stunning art forms. The lamps come in the form of ceiling—Idéeal Ceiling Lamp and table fixtures—Idéeal Table Lamp, that creates an industrial chic aesthetic that would make your home ultra stylish. Created by by visionary concrete designer Clement Terreng, he explains that concrete is an incredible material to work with. “It can be hard like a stone yet appear fragile like porcelain. As we began to work with it, we quickly realized that its potential – to be formed, to be cast – may have no limits but ourselves.” We think these fixtures are super cool and would look great in just about any home decor scheme, we would love to see pictures of them in your home! What do you think, would you use these light fixtures in your home and if so, where would you put them?
These stylish light fixtures are a collaboration with Concrete Home Design and can be purchased on the home lifestyle store of IntoConcrete, with both the Idéeal Ceiling and Table Lamps priced at $500 a piece.
The inspiration for the lamps was very organic in nature. The designer was intrigued by the distinguishing shape of an onion and pared the form with retro 60’s glamour reflected in the set interior of a James Bond movie. The lamps evoke a classic silhouette of old enamel factory light fixture. The fixtures showcase an elegant concrete body affixed to a crystal glass diffuser, creating a modern twist on a classic style.
The designer also wanted a concrete table lamp that would be slender in nature, so he refined the fixture to all that was necessary, testing form and function.
IntoConcrete is an art, design and innovation group that is based in Chicago. Their principle goal is to offer cutting-edge products with quality craftsmanship and modern design in the form of concrete.
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This 1940s detached bungalow was purchased nearly in ruin and transformed into a wonderful home full of life, located in a quite area outside Biarritz, France. Three walls is all that remained of the house, it was left in a terrible state and the new homeowners realized they would have to tear down walls and rebuild. High ceilings and bright white walls creates a radiant effect throughout the 1,614 square foot (150 square meters) interiors. Inside is very bright, with robust materials of gray concrete flooring and blackened steel framed windows. Remnants of the old house remains, such as the brick wall behind the stove in the kitchen. Natural light wood furnishings and accessories helps infuse the interiors with warmth, giving into a Scandinavian aesthetic, along with the many furs scattered throughout, rugs and rich fabrics such as old linen and lace. Bursts of pastel hues matches perfectly with the fifties and seventies stuff that lies around, giving a retro feel mixed with reclaimed finds, family heirlooms and homemade items. An open plan living and kitchen area opens the space up, making it feel light and airy. The finished result is cozy furnishings and plenty of textures that creates a warm and welcoming home family home.
If you were inspired by the stunning design aesthetics of this beautifully renovated Scandinavian style home, we have plenty more to share with you! Have a look at some past features here on 1 Kindesign with a cool Scandinavian aesthetic: Scandinavian studio apartment inspiring a cozy, inviting ambiance and Stylish apartment designed with calming pastel colors in Russia.
A modern family home was designed as a sanctuary for relaxation by architect Diego Montero, located in the small fishing village of Punta Piedras in Uruguay. The homeowners wanted the home to be bathed in natural light, offer views of the incredible surrounding landscape and a swimming pool for exercise. The expansive pool of 25 meters was a requirement for the father, who is a triathlete. The architect was tasked with design a home to have expansive windows, several terraces and to create a an interior living environment with unique details. The outdoor area has several relaxing seating arrangements so the family can spend a lot of time enjoying their outdoor living experience. The architect built the garage under the house to elevate the home to offer even better views. The exterior facade is comprised of concrete, paying tribute to the South American culture, ranging from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. We are inspired by the sleek design of this home, the connection of indoors and out and the incorporation of nature into the mull-level design.
If you love the look of concrete dwellings, we have plenty more inspiration to share with you here on 1 Kindesign. Have a look at some more awesome pads and prepare to be awe-struck! Exposed concrete and glass dwelling in Peru: S House and Imposing design in concrete and glass: West Seattle Residence.
Photos: Courtesy of Diego Montero
A bachelor pad was transformed into an elegant industrial space infused with vintage and antique pieces by Antonio Martins Interior Design in Noe Valley, a district of San Francisco, California. The design began with the client purchasing this award winning home that was designed by Zack De Vito Architecture. The designers had worked with their client on past projects, which helped with knowing their taste, style and overall requirements. The new homeowner requested a cutting edge design scheme with a touch of whimsy; it needed to hold up to the architecture while at the same time incorporating a few pieces from his current home. The re-design started with the living room with a silk area rug in in an orange-to-gray hue paired with designer seating that invites conversation and is ideal for entertaining. An over-sized industrial mold was affixed to the wall to add a bright burst of color to the white backdrop. The open concept space also features a stunning dining area delineated by a colorful Missoni area rug. Playful black and white art work hangs on the wall, picked up by the client at an auction, entitled “Dancing Partners” by Robert Longo. The space is furnished with a live edge wood dining table, surrounded by armchairs of natural leather. A set of “85 lamps” chandeliers hangs over the table to create a dramatic effect, designed by Droogand. The result is a six story home that features concrete flooring mixed with warm tones of wood and comfortable furnishings to create a space that is welcoming and extremely relaxing to come home to. What do you think, could you find yourself living here?
Living room furnishings includes Latin Chairs by designer Christian Liagre, Papa Bear chairs and ottomans by Hans Wagner and a clean lined sofa designed by Knoll.
We have featured some other incredible bachelor pads here on 1 Kindesign, so in case you missed them and are looking for some more awesome ideas, have a look: Modern apartment with a sleek sculptural staircase and Unbelievable dream house of an art collector.
Beyond the sliding glass doors of the dining area is a cozy outdoor living room, decorated with a teak sofa, a coffee table comprised of a couple of Chinese “scholar stones”. To add a nice visual impact to the space, the designers added a metal sculpture by Agelio Battle, which ties in beautifully to the other steel elements that are already in the garden.
Accessed by way of a dramatic steel and acrylic staircase up to the sixth floor, we find an impeccably designed master bedroom suite. The wall coverings are Seagrass by Phillip Jeffery, which infuses a much needed warmth into the space. All the furnishings are custom pieces drafted by the interior designer’s and manufactured by Fabian Fine Furniture.
Photos: Courtesy of Antonio Martins Interior Design
Clark Court is a modern and Japanese style home for a young couple with a newborn, completed in 2013 by In Situ Studio, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The residence is nestled hillside, under three mature oaks trees and oriented towards a pond. The architects were challenged to design an open house that would still allow privacy yet create intimate connections between the indoors and out. The clients work in the creative profession, so they had a sophisticated palette that helped to lead the design process, creating a successful collaboration. The main volume is comprised of three levels: a basement, ground level entry with kitchen and offices and upper level bedrooms and playroom. Large expanses of glass and skylights helps to capture views of the pond and tree canopy, emitting plenty of natural light into the interior spaces. A single level pavilion protrudes southwest from the main volume and out to the most secluded area of the property, under the three mature oaks. This space encompasses the living and dining area, sheltered by a wide, thin roof structure, which is supported by four narrow columns and the fireplace hearth. Sliding glass paneled walls opens this space up to the site. The finished result is a house form that is slender with thin edges that contradicts its considerable size.
We love all the glass in this home and clerestory windows that fills the home with light. Another beautiful feature is the living/dining pavilion…and the balcony off the master bedroom is not to hard to take, nothing like enjoy a coffee with a view first thing in the morning! What do you think of this space? Which is your favorite space?
Looking for more minimalist style inspiration on 1 Kindesign to feed your taste buds? We have plenty to show off to you, have a look at a couple of past favorites: Breathtaking minimalist home with views: First Crescent and Minimalist designed residence in Spain: House in Ontinyent.
Photos: Brian W. Ferry for Dwell
This stunning terrace house creates a seamless boundary between indoors and out, designed by Elaine Richardson Architect, located in Alexandria, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Owned and designed by the architect as a family home with her husband are three children, the home was originally an old cottage that was beyond repair and had to be torn down. Sited on a narrow lot, the interior living space is comprised of 1,776 square feet (165 square meters), with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a central courtyard for privacy. Since the lot was so narrow, light needed to be unfiltered into the spaces as much as possible to create the feeling of spaciousness. The living spaces were designed to be open and airy and clutter-free. The design concept was to create a place that was a tranquil oasis, a place to unwind from the chaotic city life. The exterior facade features natural bluestone, selected for its gorgeous finish and color. The wood elements are comprised of spotted gum timber. Glass bifold doors opens to the interior courtyard, which brings lots of light into the interiors and can be left open to bring fresh in. A small backyard space from the living area features an outdoor kitchen with a bbq and dining area, perfect for extra sitting space when entertaining family and friends.
We love to read your feedback here on 1 Kindesign, so have a look at this home tour and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, what feature of this design is your favorite?
Polished concrete was selected for the first floor living spaces, for easy, low-maintanence living and cool on your feet in the warm summer months.
Love Australian terrace houses? Have a look at some past features, Beautifully renovated terrace house in Australia and Sydney terrace house opens to nature: Bondi House.
This is an additional TV room, which is situated just behind the kitchen area. The architect designed her family home to be very flexible, to meet the changing needs of both the adults and kids alike.
A color palette of soothing hues was selected for the upstairs bedrooms, with linen curtains, lots of built-ins for functionality and wood flooring.
The architect designed separate bedrooms for each of her three boys, yet since they prefer sleeping in the same room, she turned this spare bedroom into a playroom. A loft bedroom is used as a playhouse but can also play host for when guests come to visit.
Louvered and bifold doors helps to bring lots of natural light into the upstairs bedrooms, but can also be closed off for privacy.
Photos: Florian Grohen
Aspen Creek Residence is a stunning two story modern property that was completed in 2011 by Carney Logan Burke Architects, located in Park City, Utah. The home is comprised of 3,700 square feet of sumptuous living space and a 600 square foot garage. The interior flooring is comprised of concrete throughout, which is cool underfoot in the hot summer months. Wood is used on the staircase and clad on the ceiling on the upstairs level, adding warmth to the home. Wood is also repeated to the exterior of the home, as well as Corten steel, creating a very inviting place to call home.
Have a look at some other features we have published here on 1 Kindesign from Carney Logan Burke Architects, such as: Beautiful rustic compound with a wine silo in Wyoming and Rustic meets contemporary: Rabbit Brush Residence in Wyoming.
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This stunning kitchen offers a beautiful island with causal seating for four. The countertops are a premium honed black granite, which contrasts nicely with the light wood cabinets and the lovely backsplash made by Heath Ceramics, with the color shade name of “olive gloss”.
The open plan living and kitchen area features a double height ceiling with an open mezzanine level above that hosts a home office. This helps to diffuse light into the space from above, especially with the white walls reflecting the light. A comfortable seating arrangement features leather chairs from Crate & Barrel and a Noguchi glass coffee table from Herman Miller.
The dining room is bright and airy with floor to ceiling picture windows that feels like your are immersed in nature. The furnishings are comprised of a custom table and bench designed by the architect and made by a carpenter out of a clear vertical grain fir and plywood. Fabricated steel pieces have been incorporated into the furniture pieces. The chairs that compliment the table and bench were picked up from Design Within Reach, the “Salt” chair.
This stunning staircase leading up to the more private areas of the home features a warm wood with varying striations of color and steel stringers.
The cozy sleeper sofa from CB2 in the office area is dual purpose, when lying flat it can be used for overnight guests, but not too comfortable that they will stay too long!
The master bedroom retreat is a tranquil oasis decorated in a soft color palette with bedding from CB2. A door leads to an outside terrace to enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape of trees and mountains in the distance.
The roofing material is comprised of corrugated cold-rolled steel. A cozy patio space is a perfect area to sit and enjoy nature and enjoy the stunning landscape that surrounds the home.
Photos: Matthew Millman Photography
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