Articles on Concrete

Casa Murray Music by Carazo Arquitectura. Photos Roberto D’Ambrosio
 

Carazo Arquitectura interprets a house of experimentation and adventure

HEREDIA – Casa Murray Music is not a simple house in which its occupants simply exist. Instead, it is a place of exploration and discovery.

Mark A-to-Z: C is for Concrete
 

Mark A-to-Z: C is for Concrete

We take a look at five projects that have benefited from the qualities of concrete as a durable resource for family residences, public buildings and tiny houses.

Out Now: Mark #68
Out Now: Mark #68
Media Library by Jean-Pierre Lott. Photos Aldo Amoretti
 

Jean-Pierre Lott nurtures a diverse clientele with a contemporary library

VITROLLES – The prospect of visiting a city library can conjure up a variety of emotions for different users. La Passerelle aims to create a welcoming architectural symbol.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron. Photos Alexander Severin Architectural
 

The raw interior of Herzog & de Meuron's jenga building has been revealed

NEW YORK CITY – Sparkly and shiny domestic properties are very nice for living in but often don't make the most interesting of subjects to critique.

Alserkal Avenue by OMA. Photos Mohamed Somji (courtesy of Alsekral Avenue)
 

OMA repurposes four warehouses into a collection of configurable spaces

Dubai – A group of warehouses on Alserkal Avenue in the industrial quarter of Al Qouz  promotes cultural activities and the collaboration of artistic disciplines within the area.

Ogden Centre Durham University by Studio Libeskind. Photos Hufton + Crow
 

Studio Libeskind's sharp geometry creates a centre for world-class research

Durham – Inaugurated earlier this month, the Ogden Centre West building opens up further space for the expanding student population in the North East of the United Kingdom.

Saint Caralampio’s Shed by Arturo Franco. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

Arturo Franco describes his latest project as 'a catalogue of solutions'

Cáceres – Arturo Franco is perhaps most famously known in the industry for realising multiple interventions in the Matadero warehouse complex (former slaughterhouse) in Madrid.

Football Capsule by Bord Studio. Photos Gyorgy Palko
 

Bord Studio bottles a big atmosphere into a small stadium

BUDAPEST – The building's namesake previously played for his home town and his country but the architect has another name for the 5000-seat stadium: The Football Capsule.

Out Now: Mark #68
Out Now: Mark #68
Waveon Cafe by Heesoo Kwak / IDMM Architects. Photos Kim Jaeyoun
 

A high-density structure by Heesoo Kwak feels light enough to blow away

BUSAN – South Korea's second most populated city is no stranger to modern architecture. Waveon beach cafe joins the concrete crusade on a hill that overlooks the glittering shore.

High House by Delordinaire. Photos Olivier Blouin
 

Delordinaire plays with the archetype of a home to create interesting relationships

QUEBEC CITY – The design of a private residence piques the interest of passing bears and accommodates the client's wishes for a platform to take in the sublime views.

Civil Engineering Faculty by Dinko Peračić and Roman Šilje. Photos Damir Žižić
 

Five concrete screens create an open building, despite its narrow site

OSIJEK – For the first time, the University of Osijek's Faculty of Civil Engineering has its own home, courtesy of architects Dinko Peračić and Roman Šilje.

Fire Wall by Bekkring Adams Architects. Photos Bekkring Adams Architects
 

3D printing is making an impression on concrete

MATERIALS – Bekkering Adams tests the partnership of concrete and technology in a tangible way, with the proposal Fire Wall.