Who says concrete can’t be used to build impressive homes? The diverse material, which some might dub “boring,” has been reinvented and reinvigorated as high-quality building matter. If you’re still not convinced, check out these five impressive concrete homes and make a note to travel to them.
The most famous house on this list, Fallingwater, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936. It’s so well known that it’s become a National Historic Landmark. What makes this house so special? It doesn’t even look like it stands on solid ground but rather stretches across a waterfall. The house was also featured on the cover of TIME magazine in 1938. The next time you’re in Pennsylvania, you need to visit this concrete home.
Designed by Marcio Kogan, the Paratay House is located in Brazil. This home features impressive stone and concrete work and spectacular rooftop views. The entire top of the house is covered with terraces to allow its inhabitants to fully appreciate the stunning vistas. Huge glass windows throughout the house also open the interior up to the outside. This is one concrete home you must see to believe.
Casa La Hilaria
This gorgeous L-shaped home designed by RDR Arquitectos is located in Uruguay. The brilliant white exterior offers a stark contrast to the greenery that surrounds it. Combined with the lush landscape surroundings, the clean lines and simple design evoke feelings of ultimate relaxation. Taking a trip to Uruguay? Be sure to stop here.
Here’s a budget holiday retreat in Norway that doesn’t sacrifice beauty for the sake of being frugal. The home, designed by Tommy Wilhelmsen, accommodates a small bed and living area—and that’s it. With wooden exteriors, concrete interiors, and stonework scattered all around, this gem of a house will capture your interest the minute you lay eyes on it.
Don’t be fooled by the modest moniker—the Edgeland Residence is incredible. Designer Bercy Chen wanted to create a visually stunning concrete home that would mesh well with nature. Edgeland also illustrates a foray into green architecture. The insulative roof and 7-foot excavation guarantee that the house is naturally cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. For a home that effortlessly blends industry and nature, check out the wonderful Edgeland Residence.
In light of these impressive homes, you should no longer view concrete as bland building material. In construction as in life, the possibilities are endless. Want to learn how Del Zotto Products can provide forms for all your concrete needs? Talk to us via our contact form or get in touch through our social media channels.