BBGK explores potential of prefabrication with red concrete housing block in Poland

The Sprzeczna 4 apartment building in Warsaw, designed by local practice BBGK, is one of the first major prefabricated residential blocks built in Poland since the communist era. Warsaw-based practice BBGK designed Sprzeczna 4 for Budizol – a developer, constructor and producer of reinforced concrete prefabricated elements, which wanted to show the potential for building modular housing using precast concrete. […]

Gresford Architects adds pink concrete extension to Hackney house

Gresford Architects has added an extension with a sunken seating area to a Victorian house in London’s Hackney, featuring pink walls inside and out. London-based Gresford Architects created a larger kitchen and living space at the rear of the two-storey Ritson Road property, which is located within a conservation area. The extension centre around the […]

Valerio Olgiati creates huge red concrete canopy at entrance to Bahrain’s Pearling Path

A coloured concrete canopy supported by large columns forms this gateway designed by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati for the Pearling Path, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bahrain. Valerio Olgiati designed to structure to mark the start of the Pearling Path, a 2.2 mile trail situated close to the historic market buildings on Muharraq Island. It connects oyster beds and a […]

Concrete walls tinted to match “warm tones of sunset” form Casa Moulat in Mexico

Earthen concrete walls, planted patios and pools feature in this house in Mexican state Hidalgo, which was designed by Mexican City firm Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica. Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica (CCA) completed the 608-square-metre Casa Moulat as a gabled volume flanked by two wings. The residence is predominantly built from concrete that has been tinted using earthen […]

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