Nestled in the hills overlooking Metro Manila, a bachelor’s home celebrates concrete. It’s done in a Modern Concrete style, but the look is far from austere.
Architect Edwin Uy said, “Most or all of the houses I’ve made take reference from the modernist period (50s) where elements were at their purest forms. The same is true for this house. The pattern outside is taken from a geometric graphic design from the 50s. The exposed steel columns, cantilevering, open planning are all from modernist principles of the mid-century.”
There’s a hint of the minimal industrial chic in the walls, floors and ceilings. But for the color scheme, he opted to use warm hues for the furniture which are upholstered in textured fabrics. The gleam of metal of the pendant lamps, dining table legs, kitchen exhaust hood and fittings, as well as the glass found all over the home, add a touch of sophistication and fit right in this modern design.
Inside and Outside the Bachelor Home
“Like the designs in that period, I prefer to go to the origins of modernist designs where it resulted from honesty of materials. Showing what the natural finishes are for these such as concrete, glass, steel without hiding it from view. Instead, we expose these materials reflecting a more direct and straightforward design which is what modern is all about. It’s pure design,” said Architect Uy.
Konstrukt for that Modern Concrete Look
I wrote about the Industrial Interior style before and listed the key traits of that type of interior design like neutral tones and the celebration of the rawness of materials – concrete, wood, brick, and metal. In addition, architectural features like beams or pipes are exposed and made a focal point.
Still another post about the industrial look talks about the paint palette that would look good with this style of interiors.
The Modern Concrete look moves away from the rawness of the industrial style by having surfaces that are smoother, whether it be concrete, wood, brick or metal. Konstrukt Permaplast can achieve that smooth look for your interior and exterior concrete walls. Black, grey and white surfaces are achieved by mixing the different-colored cement with Konstrukt.
What is this material called Konstrukt?
Boysen developed a line of construction chemicals called Konstrukt for excellent surface preparation. This saves contractors and homeowners time and money because application is relatively easy. Drying is also faster than other products in the market, and finish is excellent.