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