A young family with a young vision–these are the people who live in the Echo Beach house in Vancouver. Seen as a sustainable building the house allows for a green wall install if the owners will ever fancy it and is solar ready. But the feature that strikes us most is the expansive use of concrete not only to strengthen the whole structure of the house but also for its ease of maintenance and the overall wow factor it gives the whole interior.
An interplay of neutral and soft color tones paints the walls. The interior decor of the house was selected to represent a more modern and high-class lifestyle while exercising a magnitude of minimalism at the same time. Entering the house is in other words exploring uncharted territories of comfort and luxury. But in efforts to maintain the level of energy nature prescribes wood flooring and nature-themed furniture were brought in to flirt with the home’s urban chicness.
The ideal house is no longer just four cinderblock walls covered with a water-repellent roof; instead it has become a living establishment that blends itself into nature becoming a part of a grander scale of beauty. Studio Arthur Casas recently completed a modern residential complex that boasts forward-thinking designs and peaceful arrangements.
Located on a 2500-square-meter property on the hillside near the historic center of Brasov Romania the impressive concrete and glass residential construction designed by Romanian architect Horia Reit is partly covered in zinc exploring the unique versatility of this material. Designed for a young successful entrepreneur and his family the expansive luxury residence was carved into the hillside extending toward the breathtaking landscape.
Jamaica Barstools by DWR add to the industrial look of the kitchen which features wooden cabinetry and subway tiles: Wooden beams exposed pipes and brick walls highlight the bedroom. See the divider behind the bed? This piece doubles as a headboard and a wardrobe!
Architects from TheConstructionZone have undertaken the renovation of a house built in 1998 in Phoenix AZ. What do we like most about this new home? The amazing strategy of using concrete as an accent wall together with quality wood and fancy furniture that will surely catch your eye. I mean honestly look at this patio setup with the fireplace and the concrete wall above. Or this modern home office or the way the concrete reflects in these mirrors.
Designers at E. Cobb Architects have outdone themselves with this luxurious Graham Residence. A consistent grey pattern — rather stylish I must say — broken with warm shades of wood and bold colors beautifully complements the amazing ocean views that are only enhanced by the huge floor-to-ceiling windows. Windows which actually define it as a ….glass house. Funny how a strong powerful material like concrete can mix ever so nicely with glass don’t you think?