Concrete Elegance: at home with concrete

Concrete will be celebrated in three domestic interiors with presentations from their designers and makers, exploring the design, construction process and communication necessary to create inspirational contemporary homes.

Speakers include:

- Luke McLaren, McLaren Excell
(Ingersoll Road, Shepherd's Bush)

- Pedro Gil, Studio Gil and Isaac Tucker, Solid State Bespoke Concrete
(The Concrete House, Mile End)

- David Hills, DSDHA and Anthony Thresh, Whiterock
(Covert House, Clapham Old Town)

Case studies:

Ingersoll Road 
This residential extension to a family home is almost entirely made from exposed cast in-situ concrete, including walls, floors and furniture. The centrepiece kitchen island cantilevers off a slender spine and is meticulously detailed to be created in just a single concrete pour. These concrete surfaces are complimented by joinery in grey elm and outside by the rusty texture of Corten steel cladding. Read more

The Concrete House
Located in a conservation area, the house was originally constructed using brickwork and timber. The extension and remodelled interior spaces use concrete, plywood, reclaimed iroko timber and brushed steel including cast in-situ concrete worktops. This material palette extends into the garden with bespoke concrete planters, benching, storage and a barbecue. Read more 

Covert House
Shortlisted for a RIBA London Award, Covert House is an ultra-modern family home with exposed concrete walls and soffits, white resin floor and mirrored facades. This discreet house is set partially into the ground to limit its height to meet planning conditions. The thermal mass of the concrete and surrounding earth helps keep the building cool in summer and, when combined with underfloor heating in the floors and staircase, also warm in the winter.  Read more

Chaired by Elaine Toogood

Produced by The Building Centre and The Concrete Centre

Please note that this event is free to attend but booking is essential. 

Registration starts at 6pm.