Kevin Low‘s Dog Concrete House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (or the story of finding beauty in the beast..).
About : « Originally intended as a house¬†of sharp lines and clean finishes,¬†a sad comedy of errors left the¬†project with a concrete structure¬†so badly formed, an entirely new¬†concept for its being had to be¬†figured out. And the dogconcrete¬†house was born. »
« To effect savings precipitated by¬†construction inaccuracy, the idea¬†of leaving exterior walls without¬†render began the narrative of¬†dogconcrete: the offending casts¬†and selected walls became a raw¬†shell which cocooned the glazed¬†surfaces and painted walls of its¬†public face. »
« The house relies on¬†the paradigm of shock contrast¬†to have unforgivable contracting¬†work for aesthetics: working¬†with unfinish as hip, and ugly as¬†character-filled, the simply awful¬†ceiling slabs and butt-ugly outer¬†wall of the house were a stab at¬†finding beauty in the beast. »
All photos ¬© Rick Rochowski Photography
+ Via Kevin Low