All about Concrete Roofing

Concrete Roof Designs

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Concrete roofing may just be the most heavy duty and resistant roofing material available. National Ready Mix Concrete Association

Dezeen shared photos and details of this Spanish school building with concrete roofing.

“The design features softly curving corrugated metal siding, and a chunky concrete canopy with a wavy edge that is supported by pastel-coloured columns.”

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Hard and Durable

Cool Decoration Ideas meantime featured various concrete roof designs. Concrete

“The flat-roof house is made of concrete and wood, extends over an area of 206 square and combines the two materials in an interesting way, so that it does no cold or inconspicuous acts. The customers wanted a one-storey house, to the relationship with the natural environment to maximize. The clean lines, the rectangular Form, the floor-to-ceiling Windows create a bright and airy atmosphere, ideal for someone who is calm, light and minimalism is looking for.

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This ultra-modern glass pool house featured by the website Dezeen also has a concrete roofing system.

“A thin concrete roof rests lightly on the glazed walls of this minimal poolside pavilion, added to a house in the Belgian village of Wannegem-Lede – the second project we’ve published today by architect Lieven Dejaeghere”

Take a look at its photos here.

Would you like a home with concrete roofing?

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When Concrete Invades the Arts

Finding the Artsy in Concrete

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Art and concrete really do mix.

Archdaily.com featured in its website stunning artworks propped up by concrete pillars that lent even more character to the artworks that are on display.

“Removed from display in 1996, the concrete pillars, wood and glass easels were reviewed by METRO Arquitetos, who became part of MASP’s curatorial team — in charge of exhibition design — last December.  Having carried out various exhibitions this year at the museum – such as Brazilian Art Through the 1900s – METRO Arquitetos decided to end the year by bringing back the easels, in an exhibition similar to the original one conceived by Lina, which almost five decades later, continues to impress with its innovative way of exhibiting art in museums.”

Check out the exhibit here.

Perfect Combination

A great mix of wood and concrete has meantime been featured by the website Home Design Find.National Ready Mix Concrete Association 

“Every piece, from beginning to end, is hand made. Each piece of wood is carefully chosen for its part. Every inlay of wood or shell or stone is thoughtfully placed.”

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An artist meantime finds solace and inspiration in a concrete studio.

“The glazed entrance hems in one side of the sunken patio, creating a well that is designed to provide indirect lighting for painting.”

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What concrete form of art do you appreciate the most?

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Say goodbye to Boring Walls

Modern Walls

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Concrete walls need not be plain and boring. Apart from the usual frames and decorations, concrete walls in itself can be a conversational piece in any home, an accent in any abode. National Ready Mix Concrete Association

The website Top Dreamer for instance featured dozens of awesome walls that will just fascinate any house guest. “The accent wall is just the perfect way to break the monotony in any room and to add visual interest to the space. If you want to transform the ordinary room into something magnificent and extra ordinary.”

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Have cracks? No Problem

If a home wall may have some cracks, then concrete wall accents could just be the answer as shared by Lushome.

“Surprising and beautiful wall decor ideas demonstrate how you can bring unique character into your office or living spaces. If you have a slightly damaged wall, imperfections or small cracks in a wall, and do not know how to cover or mask them, these wall decoration ideas may inspire you to experiment with unusual and creative ways of interior decorating.”

Take a look at the ideas here.

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Pastel walls do a lot of good even for home offices as featured by the website The Room Edit.

“Modernise your home office with delicate graduation on your walls. This subtle yet effective scheme has been created with three bands of pastel paint.  The look is balanced with a smart white desk and shelving has been added where the colours change for a simple, streamlined effect. Graduate colour from the darkest at the bottom to lightest at the top to make a small room’s ceiling seem higher.”

Check it out here.

What do you think of these walls?

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