Concrete kitchen island and concrete countertops, House 6 by Fu-Tung Cheng, Cheng Design | Concrete Exchange

Announcing the New Concreteexchange.com

The new concreteexchange.com has just launched and WOW are we excited! The site hosts a huge collection of materials on concrete design, fabrication, products, and of course, how-to instructions for concrete countertops, furniture,  and small beginner projects. We could drone on and on about all that is new at concreteexchange.com, but figured a quick tour would be more fun and effective. How-to Center …

El Campanario De Panchoy - Concrete Avocado Farm | Concrete Exchange

Off the Grid Avocado Farm

On Top of the World in Antigua, Guatemala Project Scope: An Eco-Resort consisting of 4 buildings, a main building and 3 casitas, situated on a 100-acre, mountain-top avocado farm site Project Timeframe: Estimated completion December 2013 Building Materials: Local rock, on-site adobe, brick, site-harvested and sustainable wood, plaster, stucco, and CHENG Countertop Pro-Formula Pro-Formula Colors: Amber, Saddle, Brick, Tahoe, and …

Concrete Chair by Don Welsh | Concrete Exchange

Webster Concrete Chair

Curve Appeal Don Welsh owner of eleven39.com and everydaySolutions contracting in Leucadia CA designed and created the Webster Chair, a unity of concrete, steel and teak. The design is an adult version of his wooden chair he made for his nephew. The “Webster Chair” is available in either CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula mix or CHENG D-FRC. The curved concrete combined with …

Concrete Kitchen by Bruce Sullivan | Concrete Exchange

Sullivan Outdoor Kitchen

New Kind of “Charcoal” for Green Egg Smoker Bruce Sullivan founded Sullivan Custom Stoneworks in 1999 and has since crafted hundreds of works of art in stone to enhance the beauty and functionality of Maine homes and landscapes.The clients of this outdoor kitchen project, located amidst the majestic backdrop of lush forest, wanted a stone grill, smoker, and a burner …

Concrete and Steel Bench by Jack Cooper | Concrete Exchange

Drake Concrete and Steel Bench

A Perfect Balance of Materials Project Location: Solana Beach, CA Project Turnaround: 2 weeks Made with: CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula + Recycled Steel Tubing Color: Platinum, 2.5 cu.ft. ($90) Project Dimensions: 4’4″L x 12″W x 20″H Kudos: Honorable Mention, Circle of Distinction Design Challenge Project by: Ron Haratyk + Brett Haydn Designs Ron Haratyk, a 40-year veteran of concrete and owner …

Concrete Kitchen Island and Countertop by Fu-Tung Cheng | Concrete Exchange

Modern Concrete Meets Traditional Style in a San Francisco High-Rise Designed by Cheng Design

Two Units Combined Into One Vision Project Scope: Remodel of a high-rise luxury condominium Project Timeframe: 1 year from design to completion Building Material Highlights: Concrete, Reclaimed Koa, river washed granite, raw steel, 3 form translucent panels, custom ceramic tile, Mexican pebble tile, cedar Pro-Formula Colors: Sand, Olive, and Charcoal Project Location: San Francisco, CA AN INTERVIEW WITH FU-TUNG CHENG …

California Academy of Sciences Donor Wall | Concrete Exchange

Precast Concrete, Automotive Parts and Glass Create a Worthy Tribute to Museum Supporters

The California Academy of Sciences (CAS) is one of the largest museums of natural history in the world. Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it was originally founded in 1853 as an academic association, where original research continues today.During the museum’s rebuild in 2007-2008, Fu-Tung Cheng was approached by Pentagram Group to consult on the exterior signage for CAS’s …

Concrete Bathroom Sink, Floor and Tub Surround by Fu-Tung Cheng, Cheng Design | Concrete Exchange

How to Use Concrete For Designing a Bathroom Shower

Bathrooms: Going Beyond Countertops and Into the Shower Q: What is the feasibility of casting a concrete shower pan? Is concrete too porous to be cast in a concrete shower; can it be sufficiently sealed and stabilized against cracking? We think it would look fantastic, but have come up empty-handed as to whether it would work. A: I do not recommend …

Torn paper concrete effect on concrete water feature designed by Fu-Tung Cheng | CHENG Concrete Exchange

Chipped Edge and Torn Paper Concrete Effects

 Custom Concrete Edge Treatments and Simulated Rock Details Q: How can I successfully integrate a “chipped” edge or “torn paper concrete” drainboard effect into the overall look of my concrete countertop? As with any “look” we wish to achieve with concrete counters — or any other medium, for that matter — it helps to understand why we like the look …

Science Center Awash with Progress

The model, a creation from Scientific Art Studio in Richmond, is made out of a special concrete on a scale of 8 inches to one mile. A long-planned Delta science and natural education center is taking shape along the shoreline here to show and tell the public about the maze of rivers and islands in the heart of California’s water …