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A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.
November 21, 2013
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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.
October 18, 2013
Hemmed in on a tight suburban lot in the Miramar district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carlos Delpin and Eneida Nunez renovated their home by building up, not out.

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.
September 19, 2013
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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.
August 16, 2013
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A Cheerful and Modern Living Room in Belgium

Twenty years ago, interior architects Renaud de Poorter and Femke Holdrinet began collecting furniture. Now, their renovated home in Bellem, Belgium, acts as a neutral backdrop to the eclectic mix of playful pieces. What was formerly a cattle-fodder factory is now a bright, clean-lined, spacious residence featuring crisp white walls and a pale gray concrete floor. The various hues and materials used in the furnishings coalesce to create a distinctly warm and cheerful look. In the living room, a Cuba sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni for Cappellini holds court with two pink Bird chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll and antique rugs from Morocco. A Low Pad chair by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini sits near the fireplace, and the brass-and-steel coffee table was designed by Poorter and Holdrinet. Cushions covered in Alexander Girard fabric add soft touches to the room.
August 12, 2013
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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.
July 19, 2013
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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.
June 25, 2013
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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.
April 29, 2013
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A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York

For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around a carefully curated furniture collection in upstate New York.
February 27, 2013
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