Concrete is common building material in the Tian Shan mountains region of Kazakhstan, but this 21,000 square-foot dwelling is particularly unique. Designed by New York–based architect Audrey Matlock, it features an indoor pool that serves as a secluded hideaway. According to a recent profile in Custom Home (sister publication to Concrete Construction):
Matlock worked with Turkish contractor Yüksel to achieve this high-end heather gray color.
At the rear of the 65-foot pool, a concrete wall is built against the hill and extends up above the room to create an outdoor terrace. Glass panels concealing LED fixtures span the full height of the concrete wall between the pool and the terrace above, and a skylight runs the full length of the wall, allowing the strong natural light to embrace the dark corners.