At first glance, Antivilla isn’t Sexy Clubwear the most wholesome of dwellings, but this house by architects Brandlhuber + Emde, Schneider is certainly a conversation starter. Formally a German Democratic Republic lingerie factory, the spacious 500-square-meter home is located on the outskirts of southwest Berlin.

Its concrete exterior, sledgehammer  Wholesale Babydoll Lingerie  windows, looking tower, and endless grey tones hold a certain charm and give way to a decidedly bright interior. Instead of using conventional forms of heating and insulation, a central concrete core that houses the kitchen, sauna and fireplace is enough to sufficiently heat the first floor living space. PVC curtains are then used to further insulate against colder conditions.

Aptly named “Antivilla” for rejecting the Nouveau Riche glamor of villas taking over the neighborhood, this weekend home explores sustainable building techniques and questions our expectations of what a livable space should be. For more playful ways to use concrete, take a look at Matt Gibson’s use of the brutalist material.