One of the most popular posts ever featured on this blog was that of a large concrete home in Poland by kwk promes, whose sliding walls and ominous exterior resembled a modern fortress. This recent project, Concrete House II, from Spain’s architecture firm, Joaquin Torres’ A-Cero, gives that sanctuary a run for its money with its wild bunker-like appearance. This modern concrete house in Madrid features giant angular planes inside and out.
Modern Concrete House in Madrid
Externally, the home has an austere appearance. Dark grey concrete angled walls replete with landscaping allude to an underground residence, although the home is above ground.
Inside, the home has a surprising amount of light and echoes the exterior with its angular kitchen counters, desks and faceted furnishings. Along with a modern kitchen, a formal dining room, den and office, bedrooms and baths, the home has a screening room and ambient lit underground parking garage. Great attention is given to both the interior and exterior lighting, utilizing spot lighting and concealed ledge lighting.
The beautiful glowing illuminated marble coffee tables and built in ledges found in the home are by Albatros Designs and have been featured previously in this blog:
Designer Arik Levy’s mirrored rock shaped coffee tables are a perfect compliment to the homes shape:
All images courtesy of A-Cero.