The late Pritzker Prize architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha mostly worked in São Paulo, but his austere raw concrete buildings influenced contemporary architecture in South America and beyond.
The sensuously curved and multi-functional organic concrete structure of the Wormhole Library is punctured, creating voids of varying sizes that let the light into the interiors.
A pointed rocking chair and a Chaise lounge composed of interlacing planes. Thomas Musca and Duyi Han joined forces to cast lightweight beton brut furniture combining brutalist aesthetics with computer programming.
Mashad CEO Headquarters consists into a concrete cube smoothly carved by a giant arch sheltering volumetric communal spaces.
Italian firm MoDusArchitects has completed TreeHugger an eye-catching concrete building for the Touring Information Office in the city of Bressanone, Italy. The structure raises its body on tiptoe embracing an ancient tree.
The Twine conceptual house by Antony Gibbon sits under a wave-like piece of concrete reflecting the hills surrounding as a “series of organic forms”.
Burnt concrete, dark wood, contemporary bespoke furniture and a folding latticework enliven Casa Dende Duratex, NJ+ Studio’s moody apartment intertwining Bahia’s “bossa” and poetry.
Who said that cement has to be heavy? The first light concrete furniture collection by new brand CIMENTO® debuts in Milan withing the architectural BLUE PASSAGE pavilion.
Storatek Architectural Studio’s C building for Ayb Middle School features bare concrete volumes and an interior design with a low-key color-scheme.
A MoMA’s specially commissioned photo essay by Valentin Jeck explores neglected buildings, monumental housing complexes and concrete skyscrapers built in the region of former Yugoslavia.
Pastel hues of layered concrete and crystals of salt, quartz and silica inform the Chess-inspired furniture collection by Anna Karlin and Fernando Mastrangelo in New York.
Concrete cake cake stands and candle holders. Gian Paolo Venier translates Iranian architecture into a tableware collection for UrbiEtOrbi.
Neal Aronowitz designed a gravity defying sculptural and functional furniture collection made of Concrete Canvas innovative material obtained from solidified concrete cloths on a roll.
Semi-liquid pastel-coloured stone, porous lava-rock vessels and responsible radiators. 6 emerging Mexican designers mesh traditional crafts with urban style.
Arik Levy, Ivanka, gt2P and more launch a new trend for unbreakable design in Miami. Heavy to lift, comfortable to sit on and great to look at.
MMATERIAL new furniture collection by Fernando Mastrangelo combines pastel shaded design with minimalist geometries.
Zanotta presents new products and re-issued furniture by contemporary designers that re-work the projects of the Great Masters. From the re-edition of a forgotten concrete table by Piero Bottoni to a tribute to Carlo Mollino.
A concrete pergola creating a pattern of light and shadow welcomes guests to a summer family house by Besonias Almeida Arquitectos. An open air courtyard and sober interiors are hidden by the Nature of Argentinian Northern coast.
Corrugated steel framing and climbing vegetation compose the soundproof and discreet building by Íris Cantante hosting the creative headquarters of Babasonicos rock band working studio in BuenosAires.
Can a building be light, transparent and luminous but also provide privacy and offer a 180° panorama? Golf House by Luciano Kruk achieves that by overlapping concrete volumes with glass walls.
Landskating: 9 great stories of concrete ramps from Tokyo to Paris… What happens when architects and skaters team up to make cities friendlier?
Swedish students propose to turn a disused grain silo into a columbarium-inspired vertical cemetery as a sensitive solution for Malmö port area.
Brutalist melancholia and neglecter modernism: Souvenir d’un Futur photo essay by Laurent Kronental dives into the concrete ocean floating around Paris and portrays the elderly “urban veterans” who live in it.
Studio Janréji and Lemoal & Lemoal re-design the interiors of the famous Moulin de la Galette in Paris: brutalist concrete meet velvet and wooden paneling to welcome guests into the windmill restaurant loved by Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec and Dalida.
Felipe Assadi designed a concrete house and a painter’s atelier partially submerged by a sloping landscape on the Chilean coast.
Black Gold design collection by Quintus Kropholler explores the unconventional beauty of asphalt and refers to the doom of petrol-driven society.
Inspired by the architectural ingredients of King’s Cross, London brand Cubitts presents a collection of handcrafted glasses made in coal, concrete, rust and copper.
OPA studio designed Casa Brutale, a conceptual architecture completely immersed into the cliffside of the Aegean cost. Concrete, glass, wood and a pool-roof integrate with the natural landscape paying homage to pure brutalism as well.
French filmaker Michel Gondry shoot Chemical Brothers’ new music video in Paris brutalist architecture, just a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel tower… and a Statue of Liberty.
Pistou Kedem’s family house in Israel features a floating ceiling, raw materials and modernist features to blend in the neighbourhood discretely, yet architecturally.