Raw concrete or exposed brickwork generally never see light of day in more conventional homes but this perception has recently shifted. This could be attributed to the mainstreaming converting industrial spaces into large, light-filled lofts. While industrial-style homes may seem harsh to some, when done well and juxtaposed with refined details and greenery, they come alive.
Here are five such homes which may feature minimal adornment but have maximum character:
1. A terrace transformation in Bangsar
Notorious for bad ventilation and enclosed spaces, Eleena Jamil Architect (EJA) rid this Bangsar terrace house of its less desirable traits to reveal wide open spaces with a double volume dining area filled with natural light. The building's facade, which was extended, is particularly striking. Wrapping around the master bedroom and extended upwards to enclose the top floor roof terrace, the surface features a board-marked concrete wall.