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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. 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

  4. 7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete
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    7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete

    Often considered cold and minimal, concrete pairs well with natural landscapes and can be a surprisingly inviting interior treatment. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite examples.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.20.14

  5. 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

  6. 8 Amazing Concrete Renovations
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    8 Amazing Concrete Renovations

    There are many reasons to build with concrete: it’s cheap, durable, and minimalistic. Whether adding new concrete elements or exposing old ones, these home renovations make impressive use of the...

    07.29.14

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete
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    LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete

    While researching innovative ways in which to use concrete, Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi’s light-transmitting concrete caught our eye. Called LiTraCon, the material is a mixture of fine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.04.09

  13. Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall
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    Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall

    For a couple with different aesthetic and cultural backgrounds, creating a home that suited them both involved a steep learning curve. But as luck would have it, their architects are also teachers.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.21.14

  14. Smog-Cutting Concrete
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    Smog-Cutting Concrete

    The new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis includes two 30-foot-tall sculptures made of photocatalytic concrete. Though the squiggly sculptures are supposed to invoke the international symbol for...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.11.08

  15. Built Like a Concrete House
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    Built Like a Concrete House

    Dorit Mizrahi and Oliviero Godi, working in Bergamo, Italy, as the firm Exposure Architects, have designed a house using prefabricated panels made of pollution-eating TX-Active concrete.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.20.08

  16. Concrete Planter by Pull + Push
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    Concrete Planter by Pull + Push

    Quirky, concrete, and handmade, there's much to love about this planter ($58) by designer Nobuhiro Sato. Though the image below shows the vessel sprouting a bit of greenery, it can also be used as...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.23.12

  17. Concrete Rug by Alex Chinneck
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    Concrete Rug by Alex Chinneck

    London based artist Alex Chinneck plays with opposing objects in the Concrete Rug for the Sculpture House.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.09.13

  18. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
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    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  19. A Sneak Peek at the Broad Museum's Incredible Latticed Concrete Design
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    A Sneak Peek at the Broad Museum's Incredible Latticed Concrete Design

    The $140 million museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro is an impressive feat of concrete, glass, and steel.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    02.21.15

  20. Super Minimal Steel and Concrete Villa with an Unusual Facade
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    Super Minimal Steel and Concrete Villa with an Unusual Facade

    A cross-hatch covering adds a playful note to a home in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.15

  21. Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
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    Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete

    An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.30.14

  22. Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow
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    Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

    El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  23. Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
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    Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

    A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.20.14

  24. House of the Week: Minimal Concrete Home is Surprisingly Inviting
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    House of the Week: Minimal Concrete Home is Surprisingly Inviting

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.02.15

  25. A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
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    A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

    Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    04.19.13

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