These outlandish concrete dream homes are set in equally outlandish settings, completely secluded as though settled on some alien planet. Designed by Shanghai and Mumbai based architect and architectural photographer Amey Kandalgaonkar, these futuristic conceptual homes are the stuff of wild imagination. We kick off the creations with a Mars crater-like dwelling on planet Earth for tech mogul Elon Musk, before moving on to a U-shaped brutalist house, a twisted desert snake house, a Madain Saleh inspired home built into a colossal boulder, a narrow concrete container house, a riverside abode with miles of exterior walkways elevated through nature, and finally finish with an imposing jenga stack of volumes in a place of blissful zen.

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Monochromatic accents clean up raw concrete based decor in these two compelling home designs, whilst wooden elements and indoor plants bring a homey feel to the hard industrial aesthetic. These are modestly sized open plan arrangements with unique modern character and bespoke furniture designs. They are also both settings for impressive glass wall rooms of differing descriptions. Apartment one introduces us to a stylish glass wall bedroom cube with an abstract mural, whilst our second tour features an unusual glass partitioned bathroom on a raised granite plinth. The glass volumes bring a lightweight quality to the interiors, which offsets their weighty concrete encasements to perfection.

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Colour bleeds from artwork into the interiors of these São Paulo homes, pooling into accent furniture, upholstery and decor. While there is emphasis on art toys, figurines, modern sculpture and wall art, the interiors have become living masterpieces in their own right. The blaze of hot colour accents is cooled with raw concrete. A sobering grey backdrop prevents the riot of multicolour from appearing childish or circus-like, and instils a sophisticated thread of cohesivity. Each home has been expertly designed by Guilherme Torres to be both fun and fierce, youthful yet structured. Layouts are skillfully curated to let each artful piece of design to have its moment to shine.

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Approximately 5600 square metres of land in Bandung, Indonesia, became the build site for this luxury family home. Architectural firm Andramatin, known for their clean and modern approach to architecture, designed the IH Residence in solid volumes of raw concrete and vast plains of glass. A huge structure with abundant functions was realised, whilst the vastness of the landscape was retained. It follows the nature of the elongated and sloping site with a long indented footprint, centrally positioned to facilitate cross-ventilation from the town’s cool and crisp climate. Plentiful terraces, balconies, and wide pools around the perimeter bring balance to the building’s dominating mass.

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Brutalist architecture has come a long way since its original peak back in the late 1950s to 60s. Back then, institutional buildings and social housing projects projected a cold and austere nature that became associated with totalitarianism by the late 1970s, and so fell out of favour. Now we’re seeing an exciting comeback of reinforced concrete and steel exteriors, cast in modular volumes to build great hulking triumphs and unique private residences. Brutalism (coined from a play on the French ‘béton brut’, meaning ‘raw concrete’) is graphic, geometric, and toys with the negative space, all of which make it incredibly appealing to the minimalist mindset of today.

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