Traditional Islamic architecture informs ornamental concrete vaulting in Punchbowl Mosque

Punchbowl Mosque by Candalepas Associates


Local architecture studio Candalepas Associates has completed a mosque with a decorative concrete-vaulted roof in Sydney, Australia.

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MORQ’s rammed-concrete Cloister House hides lush internal courtyard

Cloister House by MORG


Architecture studio MORQ has built an almost windowless house surrounding a plant-filled courtyard from rammed concrete in Perth, Australia. Read more


CCA builds concrete Mexican business school EBC Aguascalientes around lush gardens

Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC) school in Aguascalientes, Mexico by Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos


Mexican design studio Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica and architects Rodrigo Valenzuela Jerez, and Camilo Moreno have completed this concrete business school on a lush site near Mexican city Aguascalientes. Read more


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

Sprzeczna 4 prefabricated housing by BBGK in Warsaw, 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. Read more


Buchner Bründler – Family house, Lörrach 2014. Photos © Ruedi…

Buchner BründlerFamily house, Lörrach 2014. Photos © Ruedi Walti.

Edition Office – Hawthorn house, Melbourne 2019. Via, photos…

Edition OfficeHawthorn house, Melbourne 2019. Via, photos © Ben Hosking.

Aires Mateus – Alqueva house, Monsaraz 2018. Via, photos ©…

Aires Mateus – Alqueva house, Monsaraz 2018. Via, photos © João Guimarães, Rui Cardoso.

Hidalgo Hartmann – Montfullà  house, Bescanó 2013. Photos © the…

Hidalgo HartmannMontfullà  house, Bescanó 2013. Photos © the architects.

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Hidalgo Hartmann – Pocafarina house, Les Preses 2010. Photos…

Hidalgo Hartmann – Pocafarina house, Les Preses 2010. Photos © Filippo Poli.

Dellekamp & Schleich – L House, Valle de Bravo 2017. Photos…

Dellekamp & SchleichL House, Valle de Bravo 2017. Photos © Sandra Pereznieto.

J_Spy uses concrete blocks to form Catskills House in the New York countryside

Catskill House in New York State by JSPY Architecture


The husband-and-wife team behind American firm J_Spy have created a retreat for their family in Upstate New York that features a compact interior and basic materials like concrete masonry and standing-seam metal. Read more


Robert Konieczny folds white concrete road around house in Poland

By the Way House by Robert Konieczny KWK Promes


A winding road of white concrete becomes an integral part of House on the Road by Robert Konieczny‘s studio KWK Promes, for a riverside plot in Poland. Read more


Christian Dupraz – Caroline context mixed-use building, which…

Christian Dupraz – Caroline context mixed-use building, which includes the architect’s own office renovated from a small structure on the site, Geneva 2010. Photos © Joël Tettamanti, Laurence BonvinThomas Flechtner.

Oliver du Puy Architects creates 4.2-metre-wide Skinny House in Melbourne

An exposed concrete frame supports this 4.2-metre-wide skinny house in Melbourne designed by Oliver du Puy Architects to feature meditation spaces.


An exposed concrete frame supports this 4.2-metre-wide skinny house in Melbourne designed by Oliver du Puy Architects to feature meditation spaces. Read more


Darlington Meier – Albisriederstrasse housing, Zürich 2018….

Darlington MeierAlbisriederstrasse housing, Zürich 2018. Photos © Lucas Peters

Gigon & Guyer – Pré-Babel residences phase 1, Geneva 2008….

Gigon & Guyer – Pré-Babel residences phase 1, Geneva 2008. Via, photos © Joël Tettamanti

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Burkard Meyer – Stocklen housing, Meilen 2016. Photos ©…

Burkard Meyer – Stocklen housing, Meilen 2016. Photos © Roger Frei

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Visit concrete houses around the world on our Pinterest board


Our new Pinterest board is dedicated to the best concrete houses, including a brutalist home set within Balinese rice fields and a temple-inspired house in northern Portugal. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›


Michan Architecture creates “cave-like” ceiling above Mexico City’s Oku Restaurant

Oku Restaurant by Michan Architecture in Mexico City


A pair of huge concrete lights drop down over the bar of this restaurant in Mexico City, which was designed by local firm Michan Architecture. Read more


Michan Architecture creates “cave-like” ceiling above Mexico City’s Oku Restaurant

Oku Restaurant by Michan Architecture in Mexico City


A pair of huge concrete lights drop down over the bar of this restaurant in Mexico City, which was designed by local firm Michan Architecture. Read more