A home for splendid concrete design

Over the last few years, my friends have been all over the place trying to persuade me to quit the millennial life and find a way of getting my own home. At times, we are at the local café and one of my pals goes, ‘Look ,Jon, there has never been a better time to start living in your own home. You need to go out there and find something to grow old in’. Well, I’m not growing old any soon, but I have started to think that my friends are on to something here.

Which brings us to the current situation, where I’m scrambling all over the internet looking for something I might consider putting my money on .Come to think of it, the search is not going too bad either, and soon I think I will be joining the 67% who live in the places they own.

See ,I have always been a major fan of concrete houses, and I just stumbled on this site, Unikastenhus.com whose owners design precisely that.


A stylish view of the outside

Hanging balconies do it for me. I mean, they are more than just metal, wood and concrete. To me, they are an art and a place from which to gaze at the world. The Swedish mansion on this site offers precisely that and more; the balconies I saw were really spacious too.

They come with wooden ovens

These ones have been laid out exquisitely, allowing the owner to basically just pile logs and throw them in one after the other when the house needs warming up.

A combination of Japanese and Swedish styles

The mansion on here has been designed by Ola Torrång and from what I see, this is one architect with a sense of taste. They basically take Swedish charm and combine it with Japan’s eye for simplicity, and the combination is splendid in the most devastating way possible.


The sense of dimension that comes with this approach basically won me over. Like many other features, it has been well thought-out and executed in a way that makes a mockery of cramped places.


An open floor approach

Ola Torrång seems to be a stickler for open spaces. I mean, everything in the designs has been created with space in mind. The open floor plan means that things feel fresh and that people in one room can converse with those in other rooms. If you are, say, a parent who needs to do the dishes and at the same time watch over the kids as they do their homework or just goof around, this is the type of house for you. I find the approach even more appealing because it allows the owner to sort of manipulate natural lighting and keep the room airy.

Winter garden for those who like to get their hands dirty

Fruits and vegetables are a favorite for many, and I find the idea of a garden at the back pretty appealing.

Winter garden

Mirror-filled big domes

This technical aspect is spectacular for two reasons; first, it is appealing, incredibly so, and secondly, it plays to the idea of trapping natural light to certain focal points.

At about 7 centimeters thick, and reinforced by means of rebar, I think the walls of this house assure me of a pretty fat ROI.