Concrete floors are making their mark in the residential market. On May 4, Residential Architect (sister publication to Concrete Construction/Concrete Surfaces) announced the winners of its annual Design Awards. Judges selected 18 projects from nearly 600 entries. Here's a look at three winners that feature stunning concrete floors.

La Casa Supportive Housing Project

Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

According to the American Institute of Architects:

La Casa is a permanent supportive housing facility designed for the District of Columbia. It is the first permanent supportive housing project for the Department of Human Services. Rather than function as a shelter, La Casa will provide permanent, supportive housing for forty men. The architects were fortunate in having a municipal client that required design quality that “meets or exceeds” that of adjacent market-rate buildings. As the first permanent supportive housing facility in the City, La Casa is an important milestone for the District in its effort to redefine the concept of housing for the homeless community.

Designed by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture and Leo A Daly, each of the 40 units features concrete and bamboo floors throughout.


Steve King

The white concrete epoxy floors are a key design element of this black-and-white house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills. The project was designed on an existing footprint by XTEN Architecture.

Albert and Edith Adelman Residence Restoration

Mark Heffron

Built in 1948, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Albert and Edith Adelman House remains in the Adelman family. In 2011 Kubala Washatko Architects was brought in to do a restoration that included the epoxy-coated red concrete floor.

Want to know more? Check out the other 2015 Residential Architect Design Awards honorees.