This Expansive Concrete Home Faces the South Pacific Ocean

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 14, 2016
References: tadao-ando & dezeen
Japanese architect Tadao Ando recently designed an expansive concrete home that sits on the Mexican coastline. While the picturesque site is enough to impress visitors, the home itself proves to be equally as stunning.

The beautiful concrete retreat serves as the home of the Casa Wabi Foundation, which is an arts charity established by two Mexican artists. The home is made up of a single concrete wall that serves as a stark contract to the lush tropical setting. Even more impressive, the home stretches out along 550 meters of the coastline. The expansive design helps to separate the public and private areas without interrupting the flow of the protery.

The expansive concrete home demonstrates how architects can strategically use heavy materials such as concrete in tropical setting.