Individual concrete design

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about individual concrete design

Product • By KEIMMetallic Appearance for Concrete - Keim Design-Lasur

Metallic Appearance for Concrete - Keim Design-Lasur

Use: Sol-silicate based mineral stainApplications: Individual designs on concreteCharacteristics: Absolutely lightfast, weatherproof, resistant to environmental      influences, mineral matt. For decorative coatings using staining technique or for concrete coatings with a special metallic finish. Highly suitable for impressive colour designsFormat: 1 l, 5 l and 15 l containersColors: According to KEIM Palette Exclusiv and Avantgarde, plus, monochrome shades D9001-D9012, D9018, D9019 and D9020. KEIM Design-Lasur is also in 22 vibrant metallic shades available.   KEIM's Design-Lasur-System provides unlimited possibilities to the creative designer. The transparency of the silicate material can perform in various ways; fro... More

NewsGuides • 20 Sep 2020

A guide to designing with concrete

Known for its design flexibility and visual appeal, concrete is without a doubt a favoured material -  if not the favourite material - of architects. We’ve taken a look at the evolution of concrete in the field of architecture over the centuries in our Compact History of Concrete. Here, we take a practical look at the use of concrete in current architectural practice and some of the key points to consider when designing with concrete. Colour and Texture: Colour and texture are perhaps two of the biggest ways to make an impact with concrete.   Concrete is of course known and loved for its smooth mid-grey tones. But many projects in latter years have made a statement by adding colourful pigments, including bright red, yello... More

Project • By dade-designApartments


Kitchen design is diverse – there are probably recipes for kitchen design like sand by the sea. The architects of ILAI GmbH chose two base materials for this kitchen located in a private home: wood and concrete, which form a great contrast.   SKY-BLUE WOODEN FRONTS AND DADE ROC CONCRETE FRONTSThe simple straight-lined aestetics of the furniture contrasts with an asymmetrical worktop. The sky-blue wooden fronts of the boxes – the carpentry team of Timberline and Gregory Clan did a great job here – are a capitvating counterpart to the different colors of the concrete fronts. The seamlessly cast concrete shelves make “una bella figura” from all angles.   OPEN CONCRETE KITCHENThe open kitchen is an ey... More

Project • By dade-designShowrooms


In the past, concrete meant heavy physical work and rough forms. The material wasn’t really considered sexy. In the meantime, architects are designing entire houses inside and outside with this material – the designs are becoming ever more delicate and the colours are more diverse. The technology of the future is 3D – and this development does not halt for concrete. As a pioneer in innovation, dade design is a leader in exploring new applications and is looking for the best partners for joint projects.   MOULDS FROM THE 3D PRINTERFor example, with voxeljet – a manufacturer of innovative 3D printers – we developed moulds in which liquid concrete can be poured that allows us to transfer even the most delic... More

Project • By dade-designApartments


The current task of architects and planners is to create straight lined architecture – well thought-out, sustainable and with a high comfort standard.In recent years, concrete as a material has worked its way from the outside to the interior. Concrete comes into its own in its natural and varied colour and structure. No need for plastering. That is why we were particularly pleased to be able to play a major role in a residential project by BGP Architects on Lake Zurich. For almost all living areas – literally from the basement to the roof – dade design created individual furniture from the largely natural material in the concrete factory in Altstätten in the Rhine Valley.   CONCRETE AS A MATERIAL FOR KITCHEN,... More

Project • By dade-designHotels


The days are getting shorter, daylight is already scarce in the afternoon and the weather in November makes us freeze. It’s nice if you can light a fireplace at home that looks cool – but also provides cosy warmth.   OPEN FIREPLACES AND WOOD STOVES MADE FROM CONCRETEDid you know that concrete stores warmth very well? That is why the natural building material is made for fireplace cladding, concrete fireplaces and stove benches. Whether you choose natural concrete grey or one of our concrete colours – we are happy to implement your personal concrete wood stove with our dade ROC high-performance concrete. Firebricks must be installed for the combustion chamber – for the rest you can let your imagination run wild... More

Project • By dade-designShowrooms


Nadia Damaso has over 150,000 followers on Instagram. Her ideas and products are eagerly awaited and liked a hundred to a thousand times.The blogger, with a penchant for healthy eating, set up a new cooking studio in Zurich and wished for a snow-white concrete kitchen from dade design.Now she is working on new recipes for her third cookbook in this very kitchen. BRIGHT WHITE CONCRETEThe colour white is a trademark of Nadia Damaso – so it quickly became clear that she also wanted her concrete kitchen in bright white. This gives the material a certain lightness. In addition, the concrete furniture scores with beautiful details such as U-shaped cheeks, elegant design and versatile cooking appliances from Gaggenau. Nothing left to be des... More

Product • By dade-designdade Surface finish

dade Surface finish

The basis for every dade design concrete object is our inhouse developed dade ROC high-performance concrete. This concrete is a so called Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC). Our dade ROC contains gravel with a grain size of a 6 / 8mm from the area of Altstätten and sand from the Rhine delta. Together with an extremely high-performance cement, some chemical additives and fiberglass, we created a concrete that offers nearly perfect surface and material properties and outperforms conventional concrete with a factor of 3-4 (more facts). Since 2016 we produce CO2 neutral. More

Project • By dade-designHotels


DADE CONCRETE ELEMENTS AND CONCRETE TABLESThe Hotel Zürichberg, part of the Sorell Group, has a remarkable history of architecture – changing with the times and breaking new grounds. The restaurant, which also serves as a breakfast room, was reopened in February 2019 and designed as a contemporary urban space. The project was planned by the architects of the IDA 14 office and concrete played a significant role – dade design implemented the ambitious project in proven swiss made quality. 3D CONCRETE COVERSThe conical pillars of the room were given modern 3D concrete covers with recessed moveable lamps. Parts of the walls were also covered with panels which are not only modern but also functional.5-METER-LONG DADE CONCR... More

Project • By dade-designShops


In order to attract more customers and to ensure that they have a a special shopping-experience, boutique owners are increasingly improving their shops with unusual design concepts.    FASHION DESIGNER COMMISSIONS DADE DESIGN WITH THE REALIZATION OF UNIQUE CONCRETE ONE-OFFS. Dubai is a place where many brands are located- those who want to be striking/eye-catching, need a special plan. Kristina Fidelskaya- fashion designer, who has build up a big reputation in Dubai in the last couple of years, trusts in concrete and has therefore commissioned dade design to convert her unusual designs into reality.    COMFORTABLE AND COOL- THE UNIQUE SEATING ELEMENTS IN CONCRETE In addition to a cashier desk, various elements with... More

Project • By dade-designBars


Our cuisine is multi-cultural and we can now enjoy food from all over the world within our own cities. If you want to attract attention, you have to come up with something special. The Ayverdi family from the Schlotterbeck area of Zurich did just that. Together with they came up with plans for a kebab temple for the modern, quality-conscious, urban public. Concrete was the chosen material to embrace that Urban feeling. Dade design was a partner and produced the individually planned concrete design. The eye-catcher is the 18m long concrete counter, which consists of 5 elements. Thanks to sophisticated concrete cosmetics it appears as a seamless whole. The 24m2 large mural behind the counter is immediately noticeable when ent... More