Modern Concrete Homes
We have gathered up some examples of modern concrete homes. Although we did not build a modernist style home,
we are big fans of the style.
Modern architecture is usually characterized by:
- an adoption of the principle that the materials and functional requirements determine the result
- an adoption of the machine aesthetic
- a rejection of ornament
- a simplification of form and elimination of “unnecessary detail”
- an adoption of expressed structure
- Form follows function
Concrete and glass home, built in seven days
There is no limit to what modern architects can do using concrete, metal and glass in their designs … Inspired by a Greek mythical paradise for the senses, House Hemeroscopium in Las Rozas, Madrid, is a real heaven on earth indeed. Designed by the architects at Ensamble Studio, this modern luxury home is a substantial concrete and glass structure that stands out on the horizon.
Innovest, Projects Page
Innovest Construction has been associated with quality commercial projects since 1984. Initially a Perth based project management company, Innovest Construction was involved in the construction of hotels, industrial developments and city high rise. During the 1990′s the company expanded to include design and construction services focusing on regional Western Australia. As a prominent builder operating throughout the south west of Western Australia, Innovest Construction has won numerous Master Builders Association Awards as evidence of its achievements.
Metal & Concrete Minimalist Home
An inspiring story from the New York Times:
SOME architects — seething with frustration as the spires they once imagined springing from their pencils vanish in the daily grind of the pencil sharpener — wait their whole lives to work on one dream project. This is the story of Mircea Marinescu, a Romanian architect and his wife, Silvia.
ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) dwellings is fast becoming a popular choice building system to benefit both in energy effeciency and strength.
The insulating Concrete Form, or ICF, is among the fastest growing segments of the residential and commercial market for foundations and wall systems. Although ICF’s represent less than 1% of the residential market today, acceptance is accelerating. By 2005, ICF’s will represent as much as 5% or more of the residential market, seriously challenging traditional stick-frame wall construction. Every year the number of homes built with ICF’s doubles. Significant performance advantages coupled with rising lumber and energy prices makes ICF’s an attractive alternative for new construction throughout North America.