Haraneyaa T. Phratep
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CZECH TILES / Correia / Ragazzi Arquitectos / “Two complementary types of tiles, in high relief andlow relief, that together or separately, create several surfaces of highplasticity. Different patterns and textures can result from the differentand countless combinations possible.”
The Japanese studio Torafu Architects designed Soft Block as part of DesignTide Tokyo 2011. Using Fine Revo, a special material used in bedding products, they created soft cushions inspired by concrete block found in typical Japanese neighborhoods. The modular pieces can be composed into a variety of configurations.
Root Cellar - the author said it cost about $1,000 for this 8x8 foot cellar: concrete blocks were $1 each at the time, and he used about 320. About $500 for concrete and mortar, and the remainder for rebar, wood, etc. He contacted a local gravedigger to use a backhoe to dig out the space for the cellar.