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  1. Material Focus: Concrete
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    Material Focus: Concrete

    In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.13

  2. How To: Indoor Concrete Floors
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    How To: Indoor Concrete Floors

    Concrete flooring is cheap, durable, and not as cold as its reputation suggests—these eight homeowners show how to get the look.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.21.14

  3. Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement
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    Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement

    Concrete may seem brutalist to some, but consider its many applications: buff, polished, waxed, and turned into panels for a facade. Here are nine Dwell homes that make incredible use of the material.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.19.13

  4. 5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office
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    5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office

    Concrete isn't just for floors and walls anymore. Break out of the mold with these 5 concrete accessories for the home and office.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.16.13

  5. A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland
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    A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland

    A glass-and-concrete mountainside lair is fit for a Bond villain with a penchant for stunning Alpine views.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Hélène Binet
    01.20.13

  6. 6 Concrete Homes We Love
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    6 Concrete Homes We Love

    From a prefab house in Switzerland to a remodeled apartment in the Slovak Republic, these homes make use of an often ignored building material.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    06.25.13

  7. Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
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    Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan

    In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a 793-square-foot home out of canted concrete boxes.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.18.13

  8. Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise
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    Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise

    You might think a Brutalist-style concrete structure would be out of place in a lush, beach-resort island like Vieques. However, to preserve the natural enclave off the coast of Puerto Rico,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Michael Grimm
    01.21.14

  9. A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
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    A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium

    Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation that excises the bad (carpeted walls, dark rooms) and highlights...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.20.14

  10. Stone Cold Foxes
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    Stone Cold Foxes

    Concrete: Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier utilized the material to build the famous Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France. The historic Tower Bridge in London contains over 70,000 tons of it....

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.27.13

  11. Exhibition Snapshot: Ernsdorf Design
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    Exhibition Snapshot: Ernsdorf Design

    Fourth-generation stoneworker Seth Ernsdorf presents his custom concrete creations on the showroom floor of Dwell on Design.

    written by: Kristen Terry
    06.28.09

  12. Katz's Cradle
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    Katz's Cradle

    Gregory Katz proves that three times is a charm with his trio of concrete homes, which challenge the status quo in this quiet Johannesburg suburb.

    written by: Kerryn Fischer
    photos by: Elsa Young
    01.15.09

  13. Engraved House
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    Engraved House

    As artist Christopher Griffin and aesthetician Oresta Korbutiak prepared to renovate their live-work space in Ottawa, the couple sought an architect who would respect the bones of the building, the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.11.09

  14. Product Spotlight: Orbis Collection by Konzuk Studio
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    Product Spotlight: Orbis Collection by Konzuk Studio

    The new Orbis collection by Vancouver-based Konzuk Studio is elevating concrete, a material mostly known to clad surfaces such as floors and buildings, into wearable pieces of art.

    04.29.13

  15. A Tale of Two Houses
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    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  16. A Family Home in Israel
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    A Family Home in Israel

    Located in Ramat-Hasharon, a suburb of Tel Aviv in Israel, this 2,100-square-foot house was designed by Keren Milchberg Porat for a family of six—a cinematographer and art director and their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.06.11

  17. A Design Boutique Opens in Poland
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    A Design Boutique Opens in Poland

    A new boutique in the Silesia region promotes local design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.16.14

  18. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
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    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  19. An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard
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    An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard

    By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.18.14

  20. Angular Modern Beach House in Florida
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    Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

    Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.13

  21. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
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    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

  22. Where the Wild Things Aren't
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    Where the Wild Things Aren't

    In Vieira do Minho, a small village in northern Portugal, Guilherme Vaz designed a fortresslike retreat that embraces the natural landscape while keeping it at bay.

    written by: Kieran Long
    photos by: David Hughes
    01.16.09

  23. Israel's Heavy Light House
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    Israel's Heavy Light House

    Everything about this vacation home is little crazy. For starters, there’s the location. It’s in Israel. In northern Galilee. On the border with Lebanon.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    03.10.11

  24. Stripped Ease
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    Stripped Ease

    All of the money Barbara Hill poured into remodeling her 1960s condo in Houston was spent taking things out—and she couldn’t be happier.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.16.09

  25. Blueline at Hourglass Winery
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    Blueline at Hourglass Winery

    Back in 2009 former Dwell senior editor Sarah Rich made a short report on a visit to Napa Valley's Hourglass Winery's Blueline property. I had a chance to visit this past weekend and wanted to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.13.11

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