Posts Tagged ‘concrete design’
Somosaguas House is one more large beautiful house designed by architects from A-Cero, who have been represented in our blog with their stunning masterpieces many times. As in many other homes of this company, we can see a modern, minimalist design with a facade, made of concrete and natural stone; crisp lines and volumetric construction, which seems rather heavy and massive. Clean lines and solid construction seem rather heavy and massive. The residence provides high connection with its surrounding nature, especially with water. The house stands on a small lake, but that is not all – one of the unique features of the building is a stunning large pool, which is located on the roof.
SPBR Architects provide people the opportunity to enjoy great views of Rio de Janeiro which are open in the splendid house in Santa Teresa, a historical neighborhood of this city. It is situated on the highest point of Santa Teresa’s hill and the living space is about 481 sq. m while the total square of the project is 4,488 m. The architects take into consideration two levels created by nature – 120 m and 125 m above the sea level. From the north side of the house you can see an old downtown; from the south side a wonderful view of the Guanabara Bay and Pão de Açucar is opened. There is a block leading to the office and bedrooms on the lower level and on the east side a beautiful garden is found. At the higher plateau the living room is. There you will be fascinated by the breathtaking views. According to the architects’ idea the blocks of the house are opened and closed in such a way as to save the house from the sun and to attract attention to the panorama.
We have recently reviewed this modern cottage that looks quite cold mostly because of it’s gray polished concrete floors. Now lets see how we can decorate such concrete floor to make it friendly and actually integrate and bring some complexity to your interior. The first and the most obvious thing you can do with your concrete floor is paint it! This home on the pictures below is made of concrete, but look at how fun and cozy it looks. Another option is to use smooth shapes or lets say floral stamps to make it warmer. The only bad thing about concrete is that often it still tends to be cold like a stone, unless if you live in a warm geography.