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.
An open floor plan features the main living area the kitchen and the dining areas which are demarcated using pedant lights and a deft partition wall that doubles as a functional display. Grey and white dominate the color palette of the home with warm wooden accents adding visual warmth. A generous terrace allows you to further take in the sweeping views of Lake Washington while you spend some dreamy summer evenings admiring the waning shades of twilight!
As if you’d need another example of “concrete creativity” here’s a house that’s extensively using concrete to define its sophisticated interiors. Built by the folks at Oooox the home features subtle textures mixed with wood and white lacquered furniture which helps steer it away from the roots of industrial design — the design style from which concrete walls draw their inspiration.
Private spaces located on the top level feature large glass windows offering unabated views of the colorful scenery all around. A stylish sunroom and a lavish pool in the backyard complete this affluent and relaxing Canadian residence.
The dining room includes two pendant lights with shiny drum shades a sheer curtain to divide the space from the kitchen and bright touches in the form of flowers and produce… The home office is just as elegant as every other space in this loft. A vintage desk and credenza seamlessly blend with the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp. Floor-to-ceiling drapes create a sense of height while modern artwork and a patterned rug continue the chic theme set in the living room.
In the case of the Baleia Condos the forestry foliage of South America and the romantic shores of Baleia were catalysts for something fabulous. You can easily skip out to the pristine sand domes to soak in the sweeping beauty of the ocean. This nature-infused abode is enveloped by lush greens and aromatic flowers – plants that are found only in the Southern Hemisphere.
The exterior of the house takes its inspiration from Japanese design as clean lines and a semi-minimalist approach give the structure a very unique understated style. Exposed concrete is combined with warm wooden surfaces to create an inviting setting. Once inside large pendant light installations exquisite decor and a cool color palette take over. One can’t help but notice an unmistakable Asian style indoors as stylish wooden accents offer the necessary textural contrast.