Tucson, AZ

2014 DCC Award Winners Honored at WOC
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2014 DCC Award Winners Honored at WOC

More than 40 projects receive high praise from the ASCC’s Decorative Concrete... More

DCC Project Award Winners
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DCC Project Award Winners

The Decorative Concrete Council (S11610), a specialty council of the American... More

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At Home in Concrete

"I felt it would be a lot of fun to design and build a cast-in-place reinforced concrete house, so I sketched out this little bungalow on the brow of a hill," says Harold Ashton, founder and CEO of The Ashton Company, Tucson, Ariz. He took his drawing to Tucson architect Diana Kuhel Osborne, who developed the design. Nestled in the foothills north of Tucson, the surrounding desert both complements and contrasts with the home. All walls, columns, and the roof are made of reinforced concrete. The exposed-aggregate concrete of the walls is repeated in exterior landscape dividers and retaining walls, and the turquoise-colored overhanging fascia adds a bright note. More

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