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15 Sep 2015

Concrete Reception desk

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21 Jul 2013
Concrete Reception Desk housed inside the most energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable building in Australia.


The Nishi building is designed to be one of the most energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable buildings in Australia. 12,000 square metres of contemporary office space over eight floors. On the ground floor, space for meetings and conferences will feature an open-plan design and a large number of meeting rooms and multipurpose areas.

Concrete by Design undertook an intricate form build that incorporated techniques to overcome complex curves, a recessed Hardwood Logo, Folder Storage and cupboard space. This large scale piece is 5m x 4m deep and features a smooth off form finish.

21 Jul 2013
Four concrete feature pieces in this stunning Vaucluse residential property.

Concrete by Design were contracted to complete a range of pieces central to the overall design and esthetic approach. A Kitchen Concrete Benchtop, Concrete Fireplace Hearth, and feature wall with integrated cabinetry.

Concrete Levitating effortlessly, weighing approx. 1600kg. This 4.5m long and 200-300mm thick Hearth proudly floats above an Australian Hardwood Floor. The Hearth, cantilevered left and right from a central support column, proudly frames a natural gas fireplace.

Strong right angles and flat surfaces are softened by a gentle fall from the 3 leading edges underneath the hearth, back to the central structural column. Showcasing the attention to finer details that Concrete by Design put into every piece of form work prior to the pour and finishing.

20 Jul 2013
Step Up – To a Concrete Benchtop

Echoing the strong parallel lines of the warehouse conversion located in Chippendale, Sydney Australia. Concrete by Design created this stunning 7.8m long piece. Featuring a 150mm thick form and pour on site with an artisan’s touch, steel trowel finish. The intricate formwork realises the Architects design, featuring water fall ends and a unique step creating two “zones” within the bench-top. The void under the “step” creating a sense of space and flow, providing relief to the strong lines of the industrial landscape in which this benchtop resides.

In addition to the hero piece, Concrete by Design also created an outdoor BBQ, Hearth and Bathroom Vanities.

20 Jul 2013

The perfect combination of Australian Timber and new age Concrete application. At the heart of every residential house this kitchen island benchtop unassumingly looks out to the bushland below.

Another great example of on site form and pour application. This Island Bench features a under mound stainless sink and integrated cabinetry built after concrete works were completed.

20 Jul 2013
Form follows function with the wonderful Polished Concrete Kitchen Benchtop.

Form following function, this distinctive design utilises strong geometric shapes to create a complexity in the finished form. Integrated Mixer tap and Under mount Stainless Steel Sink add to the desired esthetic. A step defines the areas for food preparation and wet areas with a integrated dining area for those early morning meals on the go!



20 Jul 2013
The Mater HospitalSoft lines offer a place of quiet reflection echoed through the teardrop planters.

The Mater Healing Garden opened in April 2010. The garden offers a place of quiet reflection for patients, families, friends and staff and features a vertical living wall which incorporates tropical plants planted within the teardrop planter boxes and a water feature.

Concrete by Design was contracted to product the teardrop planters and benches that form a place for healing and reflection. The teardrop planters have a smooth off-form finish in a white concrete reflecting the unique healing atmosphere of this communal healing garden.

09 Apr 2013
The Australia Street Warehouse conversion project rejuvenated a well used industrial concrete floor surface incorporating stunning architectural design and one of our largest to date concrete cantilever bench tops sweeping up from the polished concrete floor.

At 9 meters long overall,  1.2 meters wide with a 150-mm thick slab. The Countertop curves up out of the floor at one end and is supported along its length by just three columns. The cupboards underneath were added after the concrete work was completed.

The end of the countertop extends past the last supporting column 2.4 metres. This end was built high so when the forms were removed, the cantilever settled back to level. It is tensioned by a 16-mm (0.64-inch) reinforcing cage tapering from the unsupported end through to the curve at the other end of the piece.

The clients’ son loves to come home from school and lie in the curve with his dog to cool off in summer. The clients spread their papers out on a Sunday morning while enjoying a leisurely breakfast.

The piece was built in an old car assembly factory, and renovated, among other things, into this luxurious residence.

The project was featured last year in Le Plus Beaux Interiors, a magazine published in France. The counter was featured on the magazine’s cover.

The old existing concrete factory floor was ground and polished as well as building the bench. And yes, the car lives where it is in the photo. It was not placed there for the shoot.