Concrete Homes

A Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
A Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
The communal spaces on the top floor of this three-story residence open up to ocean views.
By  - 17 days ago
A Vaulted Concrete Addition Protects This Sea Captain's Home
A Vaulted Concrete Addition Protects This Sea Captain's Home
In China, concrete reinforcements and box windows waterproof a captain's home and cement its connection to the water.
 - 3 months ago
This Concrete Abode Stretches Over Giant Boulders
This Concrete Abode Stretches Over Giant Boulders
A Northern California retreat immerses into the landscape with the guidance of shadow and light.
 - 2 months ago
This Slender Concrete Home in Brazil Feels Like an Urban Jungle
This Slender Concrete Home in Brazil Feels Like an Urban Jungle
Cleverly placed apertures pierce this skinny residence in Maringá, granting the lush interior an airy feel.
 - 2 months ago
These Tiny, Modular Homes Are Made of Concrete Water Pipes
These Tiny, Modular Homes Are Made of Concrete Water Pipes
Feeling the squeeze from Hong Kong's affordable housing crisis, one architect turns to a surprising new micro-housing solution.
 - 4 months ago
A Serpentine Wall in This Taiwanese Home Divides Public and Private Space
A Serpentine Wall in This Taiwanese Home Divides Public and Private Space
An undulating, S-shaped interior wall guides the programs within this Brutalist-inspired concrete abode.
 - 5 months ago
A Concrete Home in Brazil Lets the Owners Practically Live in the Jungle
A Concrete Home in Brazil Lets the Owners Practically Live in the Jungle
Near a beach, and surrounded by verdant rainforests, this concrete home in Brazil fully opens up to the elements.
 - 5 months ago
8 Incredible Concrete Homes in Latin America
8 Incredible Concrete Homes in Latin America
Beauty, convenience, and simplicity—concrete provides it all in these Latin American homes.
 - 5 months ago
A Concrete Micro-House in Japan Works All the Angles
A Concrete Micro-House in Japan Works All the Angles
Built with specially-formulated concrete made of volcanic ash, this micro-house in Tokyo maximizes space through vertical construction.
 - 7 months ago
Hide Out in a Tiny Concrete-and-Shingle Cottage For Rent in Cornwall
Hide Out in a Tiny Concrete-and-Shingle Cottage For Rent in Cornwall
At the end of a winding country lane on the north coast of Cornwall, England, is a quirky vacation rental that combines modern aesthetics with bucolic charm.
 - 8 months ago
10 Works of Architecture That Reveal the Acrobatic Wonders of Concrete
10 Works of Architecture That Reveal the Acrobatic Wonders of Concrete
The twists, turns, and cantilevers of these residences and public structures are due to the gravity-defying abilities of concrete.
 - 10 months ago
Stacked Concrete Squares Make Up This Incredible Vacation Home in Aragon, Spain
Stacked Concrete Squares Make Up This Incredible Vacation Home in Aragon, Spain
Sitting on the edge of Puertos de Beceite national park in Aragon, Spain, is Casa Solo Pezo, the first property in the Solo Office collection of cutting-edge, architect-designed...
 - 9 months ago
A Half-Buried Home Fights for Sunlight
A Half-Buried Home Fights for Sunlight
A ribbon of light ties a concrete kitchen to its picturesque landscape.
 - 2 years ago
25 Modern Homes That Kill it With Concrete
25 Modern Homes That Kill it With Concrete
Extremely durable, versatile, and sustainable to boot, concrete is a smart building material, as these homes show.
 - a year ago
An Architect’s Bright and Airy Family Home Thrives Within a Brutalist Concrete Structure
An Architect’s Bright and Airy Family Home Thrives Within a Brutalist Concrete Structure
At the family home of an Israeli architect, modern and light-filled interiors enliven a brutalist, raw concrete structure.
 - a year ago
With a View of the Andes, This Concrete Retreat in Ecuador Follows the Sun
With a View of the Andes, This Concrete Retreat in Ecuador Follows the Sun
Made almost entirely of hand-poured concrete, a passive solar retreat in Ecuador hits all the right grooves.
 - 2 years ago
Material Spotlight: 10 Killer Concrete Homes
Material Spotlight: 10 Killer Concrete Homes
With a history dating back as far as the Roman Empire, concrete sometimes conjures up stark images of Brutalist structures from a bygone era.
 - a year ago
Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
In Clerkenwell, an architect re-imagines a space to bring out the "dramatic geometry" of its concrete ceiling.
 - 4 years ago
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
 - 5 years ago
A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
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)...
 - 4 years ago
Katz's Cradle
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.
 - 9 years ago
SAS by TANK
SAS by TANK
SAS is a minimal concrete building located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by TANK.
 - 2 years ago
In Just 48 Hours, a Chicago Live/Work Space Is Built from the Ground Up Using Concrete Panels
In Just 48 Hours, a Chicago Live/Work Space Is Built from the Ground Up Using Concrete Panels
An industrious Chicago couple set up shop in a historic manufacturing district almost overnight using prefab concrete panels.
 - 2 years ago
Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise
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.
 - 4 years ago
A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland
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.
 - 5 years ago
Nature Reigns Supreme at a Verdant Kansas City Home
Nature Reigns Supreme at a Verdant Kansas City Home
Landscape takes center stage in this Missouri residence.
 - 2 years ago
Where the Wild Things Aren't
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.
 - 9 years ago
A Home Inspired by the Stars Soars Off the Ground
A Home Inspired by the Stars Soars Off the Ground
This new retreat cantilevers over the Canadian forest for river views.
 - 2 years ago
8 Great Examples of Outdoor Design
8 Great Examples of Outdoor Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's June 2015 issue.
 - 3 years ago
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
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.
 - 5 years ago