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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:18 AM

Five concrete houses in Argentina



by Luciano Kruk Arquitectos
Eleanor Gibson | 8 February 2019

Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk is unfaltering in his commitment to rugged and textured concrete. Here are five residences, built among Argentina's woodlands and sandy dunes, in which the concrete connoisseur champions the material.



Casa H3

Board-marked concrete walls wrap around large expanses of glazing to form this two-storey summer house, which Kruk and his studio Luciano Kruk Arquitectos completed in the seaside resort of Mar Azul near Buenos Aires for three sisters.

Pine planks were used to imprint the exterior as a reference to the building's wooden surroundings, while the concrete is left untreated so it will continue to weather and blend in with the surroundings over the years.

"In its minimum scale the house rises by its own will, but also integrates itself respectfully with its surroundings, both natural and human-built," said Mariana Piqué from Luciano Kruk Arquitectos.



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yankeepants Monday #2
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:15 AM

1. I like the concept

but isn't concrete one of the absolute worst building materials vis a vis generating greenhouse gases? The cement industry is one of the primary producers of carbon dioxide. Five percent of all human generated CO2 comes from cement and concrete production, half of which is from the fuel burned to make quicklime and half from the chemical process.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:54 AM

3. transport cost?

I thought the biggest reason for that was that we trucked rocks and lime thousands of miles... if it's sourced and made locally however...


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Response to druidity33 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:16 AM

4. It's kind of a damned if you do or if you don't predicament

unless you source local building materials

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:19 AM

2. The world is running out of sand to make concrete.

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Response to yankeepants (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:15 AM

5. Really?

Link?

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Response to yankeepants (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:13 AM

7. Wow! Thank You!

Hat's off to ya.
I remember seeing that now and am embarrassed.

Everything on the planet seems to be collapsing. Too many people. Resources are limited and are being used at an unsustainable rate.

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