Ten lovely brutalist interiors with a surprisingly welcoming really feel

For our newest lookbook, we have collected 10 brutalist interiors from the UK to Brazil and Indonesia that present how textiles, vegetation and colors can be utilized to melt monolithic concrete areas and create a comfortable environment.

Brutalism as an architectural fashion typically makes use of concrete to create massive, sculptural buildings. These interiors in brutalist buildings function loads of concrete and arduous angles however nonetheless handle to really feel each heat and welcoming.

Vibrant tiling, wood particulars and tactile textiles in addition to an abundance of inexperienced vegetation have been used to create inviting dwelling rooms, bogs and even workspaces in these brutalist buildings, which embody the Barbican in London and Riverside Tower in Antwerp.

That is the most recent in our lookbooks sequence, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes granite kitchens, terrazzo eateries and atriums that brighten up residential areas.

Photograph is by Tommaso Riva

A Brutalist Tropical Residence, Indonesia, by Patisandhika and Dan Mitchell

Designer Dan Mitchell labored with structure studio Patisandhika to create this brutalist dwelling in Bali, which incorporates a double-height lounge stuffed with books, data and inexperienced vegetation.

The home has a split-level design that was modelled on modernist architect Ray Kappe’s Kappe Residence. Inside, vibrant objects, textiles and furnishings draw on the work of Clifford Nonetheless, Ellsworth Kelly and the Bauhaus motion to make the home really feel homely.

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Large living room with concrete ceiling
Photograph is by Niveditaa Gupta

Home of Concrete Experiments, India, by Samira Rathod

Because the identify suggests, Home of Concrete Experiments options sculptural concrete partitions. Heat wooden detailing offsets the gray hues, whereas the concrete flooring has been inlaid with black stones to create an fascinating sample.

Giant home windows and geometric skylights assist make the room really feel shiny and welcoming.

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Turquoise table in room with concrete walls
Photograph is by Olmo Peeters

Riverside Tower Condominium, Belgium, by Studio Okami Architecten

Studio Okami Architecten stripped the partitions of this flat in Antwerp’s Riverside Tower to let its unique construction take centre stage.

Vibrant particulars comparable to a turquoise desk and baby-blue spiral staircase and a playful, sculptural lamp make the house really feel modern, whereas loads of inexperienced vegetation give extra life to the in any other case gray inside.

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Light-filled atrium in brutalist home
Photograph is by Photographix

Beton Brut, India, by The Grid Architects

Designed as a “neo-brutalist” home, Beton Brut in India has various dramatic options, together with a skylit atrium that extends by way of the house.

The Grid Architects described the house as “typified by naked concrete, geometric shapes, a monochrome palette and a monolithic look”. Wood floors and furnishings and loads of textiles soften the home’s brutalist inside and doubtlessly stern look.

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Shakespeare Tower apartment by Takero Shimazaki Architects
Photograph is by Anton Gorlenko

Barbican flat, UK, by Takero Shimakazi Architects

This flat within the Shakespeare Tower of London’s brutalist Barbican property was overhauled by Takero Shimakazi Architects in a nod to the consumer’s robust ties to Japan.

Particulars comparable to gridded timber panels and timber joinery have been added all through the flat, which additionally options Japan-informed particulars together with an space lined with tatami mats.

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Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura
Photograph is by Joana França

Concrete dwelling, Brazil, by Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

Debaixo do Bloco’s design for this sculptural home in Brazil is split into three sections to offer a transparent distinction between the varied programmes.

Inside, the inside has a mid-century fashionable really feel, with gleaming wooden parquet flooring and a glass PH desk lamp by Danish designer Louis Poulsen adorning a facet desk.

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An office table and chairs inside the office
Photograph is by Lorenzo Zandri

Smithson Tower workplace, UK, by ConForm

The brutalist Smithson Tower in Mayfair is the placement for this “homely” workplace designed by ConForm Architects. The studio break up the house into eight zones outlined by the robust structural grid of the prevailing constructing, and added low-level joinery.

The result’s a design that softens the stark workplace areas and makes the rooms really feel extra intimate.

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The Standard hotel in London by Shawn Hausman Design
Photograph is courtesy of The Normal

The Normal London, UK, by Shawn Hausman

Designer Shawn Hausman created the colour-drenched inside of resort The Normal in London, which is positioned in a brutalist constructing, to distinction “the greyness of London”.

“I’d say with this property we have been a bit extra vibrant than traditional, and I believe a part of that’s appearing in distinction to the brutalist constructing that the resort’s in,” defined Hausman.

Within the bogs, stripy pink-and-black tiled partitions and pops of pale mint inexperienced give the room a enjoyable, playful really feel.

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The Preston Hollow by Specht Architects
Photograph is by Casey Dunn

Preston Hole, US, by Specht Architects

The lengthy corrugated concrete volumes of Preston Hole in Dallas have been designed to reference brutalist Texan structure from the Nineteen Fifties and 60s, however the home was constructed to wrap round courtyards, making a full of life, open impression.

Contained in the low-slung buildings, mid-century modern-style furnishings nods to the house’s architectural references however the inside is introduced up-to-date with the addition of recent artwork.

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Barbican apartment designed by John Pawson
Photograph is by Gilbert McCarragher

Barbican condo, UK, by John Pawson

British architect John Pawson created this flat in London’s Barbican constructing utilizing his signature minimalist aesthetic.

The flat, which overlooks central London and has a small concrete balcony, has been stored virtually empty with only a smattering of furnishings and pale wood surfaces. Three artworks, a Buddha sculpture and a grandfather clock are the one ornamental parts within the house.

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That is the most recent in our lookbooks sequence, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes granite kitchens, terrazzo eateries and atriums that brighten up residential areas.