Drake Concrete and Steel Bench by Ron Haratyk and Brett Haydn | 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 …

Curved Concrete Shower Wall by Jake West | Concrete Exchange

Designing and Building a Curved Shower Wall

Q: What are some suggestions for building a concrete wall in a shower and how can I achieve a smooth curved piece? Building a concrete bathroom shower can be a tremendously creative endeavor, especially when you have ample space at hand. However, as mentioned in my article Bathrooms: Going Beyond Countertops and Into the Shower, concrete has its limitations when …

Curved Concrete Countertop | Concrete Exchange

How to Draft Curved Concrete Countertop Pieces

Curved Concrete Pieces: Drafting and Design Considerations Q: How do you smoothly draw out curves for islands, countertops, and curved walls? What are the main functional considerations when designing curved pieces? If you are referring to simply outlining the perimeter of a random curve-shaped countertop, you can do that in numerous ways: Rough out the shape you want by drafting …

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

Primary Considerations for an Island Countertop in the Kitchen Design

A kitchen island stands alone. It is a gathering spot. It commands attention, it is usually the functional and aesthetic center of a kitchen. An island countertop, by necessity, is the “star” of the kitchen and demands an understanding of what constitutes good design in the context of the whole environment. When approaching the design of an entire kitchen, for …

Concrete Kitchen Island by Fu-Tung Cheng, Cheng Design | Concrete Exchange

Good Concrete Countertop Design

The Work of Skilled Artisans is Rooted in the Art of Design More Than Just a Countertop I began teaching countertop-making in February of 2002, shortly after the launch of my first book, Concrete Countertops. What began as classes to gage the amount of interest on the narrow subject of concrete countertops has progressed and evolved into a movement toward …