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49 Chic Concrete Abodes

From Structural Japanese Homes to Surreal Apocalyptic Architecture

— March 14, 2014 — Art & Design
Building one's house out of concrete is certainly a durable way to ensure it won't blow down in a hurricane, and many Japanese homes have taken on this aesthetic over the last decade. However, Asia isn't the only area adopting this type of architectural design.

From the US to Europe, architects from around the world are experimenting with various ways to build a house. Dionisio Gonzalez from Spain imagines housing in an apocalyptic world with his latest concept artwork titled 'Architecture of Resistance.' Slabs of concrete are transformed into fashionable apartments and chic condos with a beachfront view.

Obviously Japanese homes done in this concrete style are not for everyone, but for those looking for a sturdy design and one that will last, these concrete concepts will give you a few ideas.
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Concrete 3D-Printed Houses
Concrete 3D-Printed Houses
Contour Crafting Could Produce 3D-Printed House Designs in 24 Hours
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Interactive Climate Structures
Interactive Climate Structures
The Nursing Training Center in Okinawa is Sustainable & Responsive
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Black Cement-Inspired Teahouses
Black Cement-Inspired Teahouses
The Tea Stone Museum + Cafe Building Reflects the Sky & Nature
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Fluid Concrete Courtyards
Fluid Concrete Courtyards
Ribbons by Cliff Garten Studio is Intricately Symmetrical
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Structural Japanese Homes
Structural Japanese Homes
'House in Shinoharadai' Combines Two Family Generations
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Luxe Industrial Dwellings
Luxe Industrial Dwellings
This Modern Portuguese Residence Blends Industrial and Organic Details
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Concrete Warehouse Coiffeurs
Concrete Warehouse Coiffeurs
Tana Kmenta Hair Studio by Studio Muon is Dynamically Multifunctional
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Encased Concrete Framed Homes
Encased Concrete Framed Homes
A.M Architects' Frame Adds a Sense of Depth to its Cuboid Structure
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Modern Brick-Infused Abodes
Modern Brick-Infused Abodes
This Modern Home Features Half White Walls and Half Brick Walls
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Naturalistic Concrete Castles
Naturalistic Concrete Castles
The Andrea Kleboth House in Mattsee is an Isolated Abode
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Winding Concrete Walkways
Winding Concrete Walkways
The Havoysund Tourist Route Encourages People to Slow Down
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Undulating Concrete Abodes
Undulating Concrete Abodes
This Concrete House Embraces the Surrounding Hilly Landscape
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Sleek Concrete Slab Structures
Sleek Concrete Slab Structures
The Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects is Industrial Chic
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Sci-Fi Government Buildings
Sci-Fi Government Buildings
The Giorgia House of Justice is Intimidating and Furtuistic
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Sleek Shadowbox Structures
Sleek Shadowbox Structures
The House of Silence Contrasts its Surrounding Environment
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Concrete Forest Homes
Concrete Forest Homes
The Concrete House Created by 'Gubbins Arquitectos' is a Sight to See
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Contemporary Concrete Galleries
Contemporary Concrete Galleries
Pitsou Kedem Designs Stylish Showroom for B&B Italia
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Geometrical Concrete Homes
Geometrical Concrete Homes
This Japanese House by Fuse-Atelier Looks Like a Gallery
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Overpopulated Concrete Apartment Photos
Overpopulated Concrete Apartment Photos
'Concrete Living' Shows Homes That Hold One Too Many
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Translucent Cement
Translucent Cement
Italcementi Group Creates Innovative Concrete Material
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Colossal Concrete Structures
Colossal Concrete Structures
J. Mayer H. Architects Turns Rest Stops into Art Sculptures
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Concrete Geometric Havens
Concrete Geometric Havens
The House in Ovar by Paula Santos Presents Various Elevations
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Concretely Structural Beach Homes
Concretely Structural Beach Homes
The Rockledge Residence Balances Privacy and Intimacy
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Carved Concrete Ceilings
Carved Concrete Ceilings
The Casa Do Conto Hotel is Inspired by Two Different Centuries
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Concrete Pipe Accommodations
Concrete Pipe Accommodations
The Prahan Hotel by Techné Architects is Luxuriously Industrial
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Concrete Partitioned Preschools
Concrete Partitioned Preschools
The Contemporary Pio Baroja Nursery by Rstudio
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Concrete Donut Theaters
Concrete Donut Theaters
The Almonte Theatre's Use of Space and Materials are Majestic and Bold
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Overhanging Concrete Havens
Overhanging Concrete Havens
The dwelling in Etura by Roberto Ercila Architects Has Panoramic Views
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Windowless Concrete Homes
Windowless Concrete Homes
The Vertical Glass House Swaps Out Wooden Floors in Favor of Glass
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Lace-Patterned Concrete
Lace-Patterned Concrete
The 'Nottingham Contemporary' is a Modernized Warehouse for Art
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Contemporary Concrete Churches
Contemporary Concrete Churches
The Sta Columbina Chapel Offers Modern Simplicity
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Concrete Cubist Abodes
Concrete Cubist Abodes
The Beaumont House by Architect Henri Cleinge is Industrial
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Seamlessly Aquatic Architecture
Seamlessly Aquatic Architecture
The Jellyfish House by Weil Arets Architects Blends into the Sea
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Alarmingly Angled Abodes
Alarmingly Angled Abodes
House Folded by ALPHAville Architects is a Supremely Slanted Structure
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Surreal Apocalyptic Architecture
Surreal Apocalyptic Architecture
Dionisio Gonzalez Presents Architecture of Resistance
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Boxy Integrated Mountain Havens
Boxy Integrated Mountain Havens
Ferienhaus Vitznau by Lischer Partner Blends Into its Surroundings
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Concrete Coastal Castles
Concrete Coastal Castles
The Alvarez Beach House Has Contemporary Charm and Character
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Lock-Down Domiciles
Lock-Down Domiciles
The Safe House by KWK Promes is Both Open and Impenetrable
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Houses of the Future
Houses of the Future
Concrete House With Grass Roof
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Concrete Block Abodes
Concrete Block Abodes
The Andrew Golatta Concept House is Solid as a Rock
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Heavy Hovering Dwellings
Heavy Hovering Dwellings
The Casa en Pocafarina Seems Impossibly Suspended in Solid Concrete
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Curving Concrete Cathedrals
Curving Concrete Cathedrals
Church of Seed Offers a Place for Worship & Gathering
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Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
A31 Architecture Creates a Simplistic Warehouse Art Studio
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Conch Architecture
Conch Architecture
Kotaro Ide's Seashell House Is Nestled in the Forests of Japan
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Contemporary Concrete Residences
Contemporary Concrete Residences
The Two in One House by clavienrossier architectes is Toy-Like
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Concrete Mega-Mansions
Concrete Mega-Mansions
The Joaquin Torres A-Cero Concrete House II is an Above-Ground Bunker
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Chic Concrete Abodes
Chic Concrete Abodes
The Chair House by Igor Sirotov is Stark and Modern
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Cemented Fortresses
Cemented Fortresses
The Big Bad Wolf Won't Blow Down the Concrete House by Bak Architects
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Concrete Party Homes
Concrete Party Homes
House in Bryanston by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects Dazzles in South Africa
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Deceptive Concrete Residences
Deceptive Concrete Residences
The AV House by BAK Arquitectos Shows Cement Can Have Warmth
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