Folks in Seattle from Coates Design Architects have a sweet tooth for concrete (so do we but I guess you got the idea already). The home they built the Dorsey Residence was designed as a structure that maximizes footprint by the use of vertical space. From afar it does look like an anonymous austere monumental concrete two-story building on the waterfront. Upon entering a new world opens up in front of you; it’s warm light and open.
Check out the windows in the kitchen below. For many loft spaces imperfect windows are a true plus bringing a sense of history and character home. Also note how open shelving contributes to the distinct style of this room:
Architects of the villa have employed both concrete and glass extensively to bring in the urbane appeal while the use of wood has been kept to a minimum. With the living area and the bedrooms offering unabated 270 degree views of the gorgeous landscape all around House Lombardo is well and truly a dream home to drool over!
With a solar chimney reducing the use of both heating and cooling systems energy bills of this ingenious house are a lot less when compared to other conventional homes. A large living room modern kitchen and dining space are housed alongside a private bedroom that offers direct access to the courtyard.
A great example of modern minimalism and Japanese design the T-House in Kyoto has been put together by the creative minds from Atelier Boronski. The house favors an interior based mostly on black and white with concrete walls that are beautifully finished turning this vast space into a real spectacle.