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Portugal Housing Development Embraces Architectural Concrete Finishes

Luca Seminati, managing director of Ideal Work srl, helped install the Italian company’s house-made microtopping on these stylish homes in Lisbon, Portugal.

Luca Seminati, managing director of Ideal Work srl, helped install the Italian company’s house-made microtopping on these stylish homes in Lisbon, Portugal.

An authorized applicator in Lisbon led the effort to apply microtopping in standard gray to all the walls and floors, inside and out, of every home. The houses were designed by architect Eugénio Baptista.

An authorized applicator in Lisbon led the effort to apply microtopping in standard gray to all the walls and floors, inside and out, of every home. The houses were designed by architect Eugénio Baptista.

Modern and expensive homes for people who love the look of concrete inside and out.

The homes are "very modern and expensive,” Seminati tells us. “The architect loves concrete, and his idea was creating the concrete look outside and inside the house.

Ideal Work Microtopping has been applied on 20 homes in the complex so far, including over medium-density fiberboard (MDF). The plans call for about 100.

Ideal Work Microtopping has been applied on 20 homes in the complex so far, including over medium-density fiberboard (MDF). The plans call for about 100.

Ideal Work Microtopping is a polymer-modified cementitious coating designed to be applied in multiple thin-coat applications.

Ideal Work Microtopping is a polymer-modified cementitious coating designed to be applied in multiple thin-coat applications. It is highly resistant to abrasion and adheres to a wide variety of surfaces, including concrete, steel and wood.

 It is highly resistant to abrasion and adheres to a wide variety of surfaces, including concrete, steel and wood.

A perfectly smooth gray concrete wall as the outside of this home.

Wood accents and concrete give a modern and clean look.

A high-gloss coating was placed on this concrete exterior to create the look the architect was wanting to achieve.

A concrete walkway between two of the buildings.

Larger sliders with wood trim brings the the contrast of the concrete.

A concrete courtyard next to the concrete buildings brings some green to the place.

A planter with a tree in it brings life to the concrete spread.

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