This Home Features Board-Marked Concrete Walls and Wood Detailing

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 19, 2016
References: besoniasalmeida & dezeen
The Buenos Aires-based architecture firm Besonias Almeida Arquitectos recently completed a stunning holiday home out of board-marked concrete. While concrete is not usually associated with warm climates and coastal locales, the stark exterior provides a cool contrast to the surrounding seaside.

The S&S House is a breezy holiday home located along the Argentinian coastline. The home boasts board-marked concrete walls and warm wood detailing that offsets the stark grey tones. The thin concrete slabs are arranged to create a staggered frame that lets light shine in from above and from the front. As a result, the materials provide a low-maintenance solution for combating the coastal elements.

The unique design demonstrates how industrial materials such as concrete can be advantageous in coastal environments.