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By now, most of you know how much I love images that show designs using concrete. Here are some of my recent favorites, in all areas of the house.

Outside

Such a warm and inviting outdoor space. Love all the concrete. | japanesetrash.com

One of my favorite outdoor spaces ever, this one uses concrete for the pavers, the retaining wall, the fire pit, and even for those low-slung chairs.

Stairs

These concrete stairs and the terrific railing are awesome. | japanesetrash.com

Such a lot of concrete goodness here with that wall and these stairs. The creative railing is awesome, too.

Bathroom

Bathroom countertop, low wooden shelf, tile work, enclosure--it's all great. | japanesetrash.com

So much to love here, but it’s the simple floating concrete counter that is my favorite element of the space.

Kitchen

Concrete kitchen counters can have so much character. | japanesetrash.com

Concrete kitchen counters can have so much great character, like this large, mottled expanse does.

Exterior

Amazing concrete architecture. | japanesetrash.com

The concrete exterior really suits the architecture, style and setting of this house. Amazing.

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I don’t often focus on architecture (overtly) here, but seeing DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture — a residence that has built by the architects in Whanganui, New Zealand — and loving the design and materials so much, I had to do a post that is nothing but this one structure. Both inside and out, the building uses space and materials to flow between intimate and expansive moments. There’s also a playfulness between what’s seen and what’s glimpsed and what’s only hinted at in silhouette that I find really appealing. I hope you like DOGBOX as much as I do.

A hero shot of the front elevation of DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture. | japanesetrash.com

This terrific hero shot of the front elevation of the structure shows the elements and the interaction of outdoor/indoor so well.

Another nice view of the structure, aglow with interior light seen through translucent walls. | japanesetrash.com

Another nice view of the structure, aglow with interior light seen through translucent walls.

The open downstairs area, including functional niches that bring to mind Frank Lloyd Wright. | japanesetrash.com

The open downstairs area, including functional niches that bring to mind Frank Lloyd Wright. The entire back wall is poured concrete.

A playful silhouette shows through the twinwall polycarbonate panels that are used throughout. | japanesetrash.com

A playful silhouette shows through the twinwall polycarbonate panels that are used throughout the structure.

I've been a fan of the DOGBOX kitchen since the first time I saw it. | japanesetrash.com

I’ve been a fan of the DOGBOX kitchen since the first time I saw it. The simplicity and economy with which it’s fitted is very appealing.

A detail of the kitchen's main work counter. It's the simple, honest materials that appeal to me. | japanesetrash.com

A detail of the kitchen’s main work counter. Once again, it’s the simple, honest materials that appeal to me.

DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture - work out space. | japanesetrash.com

I’m ready for a work out space like this.

A second-floor sleeping area. | japanesetrash.com

The open feeling extends to private spaces, like this second-floor sleeping area.

Even this simple wood storage cubby feels thoughtful. | japanesetrash.com

Even this simple wood storage cubby feels thoughtful.

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