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Linked to urban spaces, concrete has the power to give dwellings built in natural landscapes a refined and often striking look. The dialogue between the two contrasting elements – the material used to build cities on one hand and organic nature on the other – offers the opportunity to tell a story through volumes and textures. The material allows studios to reference brutalism in modern designs, resulting in architectural masterpieces. New technology provides the opportunity to design 3D printed houses with a concrete twist. Apart from their ability to stand out in rural or wild landscapes, concrete homes also signal the owners’ preference for creative, fresh concepts that expand upon classic architecture. Houses that become more than comfortable dwellings and celebrate contemporary design.

Geometric shapes and clean lines sometimes lead to sculptural structures. Other times, these buildings have a stark, minimalist aesthetic and simple, cubic designs. Some even reference the stereotypical house shape, bringing a new twist to rural homes. While most of these designs rely heavily on the character of the urban material – with both smooth or textured finishes – there are many concrete homes that add another dimension to their contemporary design. Wood and steel along with glass and even natural stone help to create more complex compositions that explore texture, color, and volume.

A symbol of modernity and urban growth, concrete never looks more striking than in the middle of natural spaces. From mountain forests and pastoral settings to jungles and beaches, concrete homes take their place of pride in their environment and complement nature at the same time. Whether as shelters, homes, and retreats, these structures have an unmistakable way of highlighting the beauty of nature.

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