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Concrete houses

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The latest concrete houses, including a "mini bunker" completed on a very tight budget.

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Glass walls lined with curtains provide some privacy for the bedrooms whilst retaining the sense of a large, communal sleeping area.

Carvalho Araújo completes monolithic concrete house in a Portuguese forest

Glass walls lined with curtains provide some privacy for the bedrooms whilst retaining the sense of a large, communal sleeping area.

Inside the house, the concrete walls, floors and ceilings are polished to create smooth surfaces that reflect both natural and artificial light and help to brighten the spaces.

Carvalho Araújo completes monolithic concrete house in a Portuguese forest

Inside the house, the concrete walls, floors and ceilings are polished to create smooth surfaces that reflect both natural and artificial light and help to brighten the spaces.

The entirely open-plan living space contains a large hearth at one end, with staircases at the opposite end connecting this floor with the upper and lower levels.

Carvalho Araújo completes monolithic concrete house in a Portuguese forest

The entirely open-plan living space contains a large hearth at one end, with staircases at the opposite end connecting this floor with the upper and lower levels.

The building features a simple gabled form and is constructed entirely from raw, exposed concrete.

Carvalho Araújo completes monolithic concrete house in a Portuguese forest

The building features a simple gabled form and is constructed entirely from raw, exposed concrete.

The house is entered on the middle floor, which is lined on opposite sides by full-height windows.

Carvalho Araújo completes monolithic concrete house in a Portuguese forest

The house is entered on the middle floor, which is lined on opposite sides by full-height windows.

Externally, the poured layers of concrete add subtle texture to the monolithic elevations, while landscaping that includes staggered concrete stairs complements the main structure.

Carvalho Araújo completes monolithic concrete house in a Portuguese forest

Externally, the poured layers of concrete add subtle texture to the monolithic elevations, while landscaping that includes staggered concrete stairs complements the main structure.

Located in Vieira do Minho in the district of Braga, Casa na Caniçada is a second home built on a densely wooded 0.75-acre site next to the Caniçada reservoir.

Carvalho Araújo completes monolithic concrete house in a Portuguese forest

Located in Vieira do Minho in the district of Braga, Casa na Caniçada is a second home built on a densely wooded 0.75-acre site next to the Caniçada reservoir.

To minimise the building's impact on the environment, its electricity is generated by solar panels. There is no need for mechanical air conditioning, thanks to the open-air design, and the building's structure also incorporates passive cooling. Architecture Photo, Amazing Architecture, Stone Table Top, Journal Du Design, Floating Staircase, Concrete Houses, Artistic Installation, Ground Floor Plan, Open Layout

Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore

To minimise the building's impact on the environment, its electricity is generated by solar panels. There is no need for mechanical air conditioning, thanks to the open-air design, and the building's structure also incorporates passive cooling.

The first volume, which serves as the main living space, is a two-storey block. It contains an open but sheltered lounge and dining area on the lower level, while the first floor accommodates a bedroom and study. Stone Table Top, Floating Staircase, Concrete Houses, Family Weekend, Artistic Installation, Surrealism Painting, Open Layout, Tropical Landscaping, Building Structure

Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore

The first volume, which serves as the main living space, is a two-storey block. It contains an open but sheltered lounge and dining area on the lower level, while the first floor accommodates a bedroom and study.

The house combines a range of architectural forms and motifs, including arched doorways, oak shutters, colonnade-style columns, a floating staircase and overhanging roof slabs. Floating Staircase, Concrete Houses, The Embrace, Artistic Installation, Ground Floor Plan, Tropical Landscaping, Building Structure, Environment Concept Art, Puertas

Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore

The house combines a range of architectural forms and motifs, including arched doorways, oak shutters, colonnade-style columns, a floating staircase and overhanging roof slabs.

This architectural diversity is mirrored by the landscape, which incorporates tiered terraces, a swimming pool, meandering pathways and a range of plant life that includes chikoo, mango and banana trees. Floating Staircase, Natural Swimming Pools, Concrete Houses, Artistic Installation, Ground Floor Plan, Open Layout, Tropical Landscaping, Building Structure, Swimming Pool Designs

Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore

This architectural diversity is mirrored by the landscape, which incorporates tiered terraces, a swimming pool, meandering pathways and a range of plant life that includes chikoo, mango and banana trees.

A rugged wall made from locally sourced grey stone separates this block from a large pavilion, which serves as an events space for the local community. Materials And Structures, Outdoor Structures, Stone Wall Design, Floating Staircase, Concrete Houses, The Embrace, Artistic Installation, Ground Floor Plan, Tropical Landscaping

Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore

A rugged wall made from locally sourced grey stone separates this block from a large pavilion, which serves as an events space for the local community.

Living spaces are either fully open, or able to be opened up with the use of sliding and folding shutters. Some rooms are also elevated to take full advantage of the impressive views. Stone Wall Design, Journal Du Design, Floating Staircase, Artistic Installation, Concrete Houses, Open Layout, Tropical Landscaping, Ground Floor Plan, Building Structure

Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore

Living spaces are either fully open, or able to be opened up with the use of sliding and folding shutters. Some rooms are also elevated to take full advantage of the impressive views.

Located on a site where Chandrashekar had already been practising organic farming, the 487-square-metre house was designed around a desire to create a connection with nature. Residential Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Architecture Design, Swimming Pool Designs, Swimming Pools, Journal Du Design, Floating Staircase, Concrete Houses

Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore

Located on a site where Chandrashekar had already been practising organic farming, the 487-square-metre house was designed around a desire to create a connection with nature.

Named Ksaraah, the house is a family weekend home for one of the studio's principal architects, Shalini Chandrashekar. Stone Wall Design, Journal Du Design, Floating Staircase, Concrete Houses, The Embrace, Artistic Installation, Tropical Landscaping, Building Structure, Architecture Photo

Taliesyn designs open-air living spaces for Ksaraah house in Bangalore

Named Ksaraah, the house is a family weekend home for one of the studio's principal architects, Shalini Chandrashekar.

The house sits on eight columns that raise the house above ground level so it is surrounded by the tropical vegetation that grows in the city. Brazil Houses, Concrete Cover, Concrete Structure, Concrete Forms, Concrete Houses, Exposed Concrete, Famous Buildings, Architectural Photographers, Dezeen

Eight key architecture projects by the late Paulo Mendes da Rocha

The house sits on eight columns that raise the house above ground level so it is surrounded by the tropical vegetation that grows in the city.