As previously discussed, concrete is necessary for the main portion of the building. However, this does not mean we have to use the same concrete everywhere. I plan to introduce contrast through the use of rough and smooth finishes. Smooth finishes will be found inside with a lighter tone. This will make the building seem strong and protective but also more comfortable to be inside. 

Rough Exterior Concrete.

Exterior Concrete alongside Steel Stilts with Steel Cable Supporting Elements.

Smooth Interior Painted Concrete

On the interior I then experimented with additional materials to accent and soften areas. An ash timber was added.