'AB Residence' Repurposes Industrial Concrete Tubing for Privacy

 - Jan 10, 2017
References: vardastudio & archdaily
'AB Residence,' a home located in the sparsely populated area of Yeroskipou, Cyprus, takes inspiration from industrial materials in its design features. For one, the home itself is a metal structure clad in glass, two materials common in commercial and industrial buildings. However, the most notable features are the walls enclosing the house on the south and north faces.

The walls that surround AB Residence are made from concrete tubing -- the same type of tubing used in municipal pipes and industrial projects. Part of the reasoning for such a design is that the house's lot is in a relatively open field that is often used as temporary storage for these and other industrial materials. Another reason is that the tubes provide privacy from the surrounding landscape without completely shielding the residence.