oncrete interiors may seem “cold” at first glance, but I think the opposite is true. Concrete is so versatile, it can be used for walls, floors and moulded into any form imaginable. Due to its historic industrial use, concrete is seen a lot in old warehouses and city lofts.
At the same time, concrete is often used in Mediterranean farmhouses, contemporary tropical villa’s and beach houses as well.
Concrete is a friend of the environment in all stages of its lifespan. Its raw material is limestone, which is the most abundant mineral on earth. But also waste by-products of powerplants or steelmills can be recycled and serve as a base for concrete. Concrete can be produced in the quantities needed for each project, reducing unnecessary waste (and costs). And once a concrete building is demolished, the concrete rubble can be crushed and recycled to serve as base fillers for new roads or pavements.
The fact that concrete is used so much in the hotter climates is that it’s very durable. Concrete will not rot, rust or burn, ideal for the moist tropics. Moreover, in the colder climates, concrete is highly appreciated for its ability to absorb and retain heat – reducing heatingcosts, very energy efficient.
But enough of all this theoretic blah blah, concrete is simply beautiful, as you can see in the following eye-candy, enjoy!
Concrete walls in this still fresh bedroom, lots of contrasting textures, hard concrete, soft bedding, feathered greenery, transparent glass – via Coco Lapine
A block of solid concrete with integrated stove and induction cooking plate and matching concrete extractorhood setting a fairytale mood – via The Design Traveller
The wonders of concrete – via The Design Traveller
I love this simple, open concrete storage unit, designed by Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, it can be implemented in any home – via Design Milk
Concrete counter and backslash in interior designer Pietro Russo‘s own home
Coarse concrete walls in this small Belgian boutique hotel Bea BandB in seaside resort Knokke. The owner is a vintage design collector and everything is for sale, including these Eames LCW chairs – via Automatism
Beautiful concrete floors in the home of Danish architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, co-founder of Norm Architects – via Stylejuicer
Bare concrete walls as a base for this gallery wall of contemporary art, which combines perfectly with the Mid Century Series 7 chiars by Arne Jacobson – via Inthralld
A very minimal concrete bathroom in a Berlin home – via Coco Lapine
A polished concrete rustic kitchen via Maison Cote Sud
A eye-catching concrete wall in this otherwise classic interior, love the marble slab to create a sofa – via Pinterest
A concrete remake of the famous Le Corbusier chair Grand Confort, this time Sans Confort, brainchild of designer Stefan Zwicky
The concrete and white glass JWD Concrete Table Lamp, designed by Swedish designer Jonass Wagell for Danish brandstore Menu – via My Scandinavian Home
The Anza Coffee Machine by Montaag, handmade of concrete, porcelain, brass and teak
And another concrete coffeemachine, this time it is a remake of a Lavazza machine, designed by Shmuel Linski, student at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, how cool
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