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Chelsea Hill House
Wow, this is concrete block? I'm not a fan of the overall shape of this house and strange window configuration (just my personal aesthetic) but makes me think concrete block could be a viable finish instead
Love the patterned, rectangular shapes and textures of these concrete blocks.
Concrete Block Aesthetic: Minimalist, textured, neutral, cool When to use it: To highlight geometric forms. Because of its modular nature, concrete blocks (concrete masonry
Concrete Block Aesthetic: Minimalist, textured, neutral, cool When to use it: To highlight geometric forms. Because of its modular nature, concrete blocks (concrete masonry units, or CMUs) are best used in a regular, orthogonal
Concrete Block Aesthetic: Minimalist, textured, neutral, cool When to use it: To highlight geometric forms. Because of its modular nature, concrete blocks (concrete masonry units, or CMUs) are best used in a regular, orthogonal conf
Chelsea Hill House
Interesting texture of push pull concrete-block
While the concrete-block exterior appears monolithic
Concrete blocks in a pattern good for a privacynwall
cinder block. I love the texture and unique patterning used with this development.
CMU as cinder block, concrete block or just
While the concrete-block exterior appears monolithic at first glance, Kariouk composed the blocks into a pinwheel pattern that gives the building a dramatic texture.
Concrete Masonry Unit CMU is the most common building block masons use these days. CMU stands for concrete masonry unit, and
and is usually referred to as CMU on architectural plans. Laypeople tend to refer to CMU as cinder block, concrete block or just block. Regardless of what you call it, this material is frequently used thanks to its large sizes (8 by 8 by 16 inches is common), which help a structural wall go up quickly
E. 8th Street House
floors are sealed concrete and the base trim clear aluminum. Where walls are not exposed CMU, they are painted white. By design, the fireplace provides a singular source of warmth, the gas flame emanating from a bed of crushed glass, surrounded on three sides by a polished concrete hearth.
Just wondering what type of sealer was used on the concrete blocks?
Were the cinder blocks treated is some way?
Since concrete block is porous, these are painted on the exterior. The interior face can be left untreated or use a clear sealer (with a matte finish).
cinder block wall in bathroom and polished concrete floor.
concrete blocks& simple bathroom set up
Exposes brick, stained concrete floor, no window basement bath
Chelsea Hill House
Concrete-block exterior in a woven pattern
The exterior of this house in Quebec is made from industrial concrete blocks. But instead of a running
Love the pattern of the concrete blocks, makes it much more interesting!
Patterned wall. Can use monumental block to simulate design.
Surface texture. Concrete blocks in pattern
The exterior of this house in Quebec is made from industrial concrete blocks. But instead of a running bond or some other stacked pattern, Kariouk Associates composed the blocks into a pinwheel pattern. It makes
1. House in Chelsea, QuebecThe exterior of this house in Quebec is made from industrial concrete blocks. But instead of a running bond or some other stacked pattern, Kariouk Associates composed the blocks into a pinwheel pattern. It makes the boxy exterior appear woven.
Are these blocked burnished or are they shot blast finished?
They look like honed concrete blocks (bond stacked)
Wall in larger blocks with slim top cap.
Stacked concrete block with aggregate and capping piece
Stacked concrete blocks can create a
honed concret block s ( bond stacked) and narrow capped
Stacked concrete blocks can create a linear, mid-century look; however, it doesn't work with standard, builder-grade cinder block. In this case, each block contains an aggregate of pebbles which achieve a slightly organic aesthetic. Once stacked, the blocks' color and mortar between takes it to the next
next level. These are also easy to work with; many aggregate blocks come in ultra lightweight forms and are readily available in light and dark gray finishes.
Dallas, TX: Brian and Katherine
do you know where the CMU block was purchased?
Retro blocks make for great outdoor space and room dividers!
me gusta este block no se como para el jardin...
It is amazing how something as cheap as concrete block has such an impact on a
Love the cinder blocks and how they make this space pop. So simple.
geometric cinder block wall & door
I must , must, must get some decorative concrete blocks
geometric cinder block wall near front
Concrete Blocking as an accent. love thisfor the upstairs deck to use as privacy. We will incorporate this on the front of our main house as the post that holds up the roof by the front door where the mailbox is
Get creativeDecorative blocks can be laid in line to create an outdoor screen that separates different areas of your garden, giving privacy without blocking light.
Hello - What are the block dimensions? 8" or 6" tall, and depth? thank you.
Is the top course of block the same as the others, but with the voids filled or is it a special solid block or is it flashed? What state is this in? We are planning to build our house and are doing something
Are these cinder blocks, or a stone on exterior?
Better looking joints and more labor to lay it knowing its a finished product. There is also a little waste factor as you loose blocks that might have imperfections.
It is a solid block that has not voids. It is placed on top once the walls have been grouted solid.
block column, metal fascia, concrete patio
Change out the rock for concrete
some ideas for working with working with cinder block.
Art House Developments
Can you give me the spec for the split face block and mortar?
split-face concrete block in a beige tone with the mortor being slightly lighter than the block
looks like stone but is split faced concrete block
split face block wall with door
love the coclor of this block.
love the look of this concrete block
split-face block in a beige tone instead
Both have large expanses of glass in CMU walls, but this house in Canada uses split-face block in a beige tone instead of smooth-face block in gray. In both cases the mortar is only a hair lighter than the block color, giving both walls fairly monolithic appearances. Nevertheless the differences in