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Archier Turns Discarded Concrete Blocks Into a Stylish Modern House

Architectural firm Archier demonstrates that building a modern house doesn’t require expensive materials. Using 270 one tonne concrete blocks, they built a stylish modern house for a family of three on a former sawmill site.

Located on a hill of Yackandandah, Australia, the new home protects its glass facade with sliding screens. Its front porch/terrace creates an indoor/outdoor environment in the main living area with an open layout.

Archier recycles 270 castaway concrete blocks to build this modern cliffside house 900x633 Archier Turns Discarded Concrete Blocks Into a Stylish Modern House
Archier recycles 270 castaway concrete blocks to build this modern cliffside house
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Concrete blocks make the basis of the structure

Since the architects sourced the concrete blocks from different places, their shape and size differences show very well in a wall pattern. This, however, does not take away from the house’s aesthetic.

To give it a signature modern look, the designers used black steel, while plenty of wood brought much warmth to the place. In some of the rooms exposed concrete walls play nicely with the aged-looking wooden ceilings and black steel frames.

Unexpected brass surfaces in the kitchen and bedroom bring a touch of glamour and lustre to the interior. Mirrored facade, though hidden with behind the screens, adds to the house’s overall polished look. It has a great balance of raw materials and glossy surfaces.

Even though the house opens up to its green landscapes, there is also a courtyard with a Zen Garden and lawn to allow residents to enjoy an indoor/outdoor bedroom layout, and have a private sand box for their kid.

Stylish Modern House Made of Discarded Concrete Blocks

Screened terrace is an integral part of the house
Screened terrace is an integral part of the house
Screen allows more light in
Screen allows more light in
Even a living sofa looks reclaimed
Even a living sofa looks reclaimed
Living area
Living area
Industrial dining table comes with a couple of benches
Industrial dining table comes with a couple of benches
Kitchen cabinets are covered with brass
Kitchen cabinets are covered with brass
Brass kitchen comes with a wooden backsplash
Brass kitchen comes with a wooden backsplash
Bedroom located right behind the working area opens to both inner courtyard and the living room with pivoting walls
Bedroom located right behind the working area opens to both inner courtyard and the living room with pivoting walls
Part wooden, part brass bedroom with a concrete wall
Part wooden, part brass bedroom with a concrete wall
Zen Garden doubling as a sand box
Zen Garden doubling as a sand box?
Sliding screens give residents privacy and partial shade
Sliding screens give residents privacy and partial shade

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