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This concrete house curves on both sides to form a ‘hug’

Hmm!

Facade of concrete house with curved sides Photo by Saul Endara via Dezeen

Ecuadorian firm Estudio Felipe Escudero describes its recently finished Casa Roca as the “physical form of a hug.” What does that look like exactly? Let’s just say it takes a lot of concrete and some creative use of shape.

Facade of concrete house with curved sides Photo by Saul Endara via Dezeen

The architects designed the house in Quito with a textured concrete facade that wraps into a curve. The front and side walls are rounded, creating what they describe as a gesture of two arms wrapping around each other. We’ll buy it.

Back house with open door Photo by Saul Endara via Dezeen

Meanwhile, the back is built with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open the space up the the warm Ecuadorian climate. “Its curved skin of exposed concrete surrounds the three sides of the construction and offers a cozy privacy in its interior spaces,” the architects write.

Interior of house with white floors Photo by Saul Endara via Dezeen

Inside, the house boasts sterling white floors and an eye-catching wooden staircase that acts as the centerpiece to the home. Our favorite feature is a small nook carved out of the curved facade—an unexpected quiet moment in an unorthodox design.

Man in nook outside of house Photo by Saul Endara via Dezeen

Via: Dezeen