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Top 5 Homes of the Week That Champion Concrete Design
These modern concrete homes rock their features with elegance. Take a peek at our editor's favorite homes from the Dwell community that fully embrace the industrial material.
A Carbon-Neutral Concrete House Is an Exemplary Infill in Western Australia
Australian firm Whispering Smith uses commercial materials in a limited footprint for a wabi-sabi effect.
A Staggered Concrete Home in Argentina Nestles in the Woods
Hugging a gentle slope on the Argentine coast, Casa Bosque by Besonías Almeida Arquitectos integrates with its forest surroundings.
Upcycled Trees Cloak This Modern Mexican Home
In the El Peñon Reserve, architects use concrete and upcycled trees to design Casa de la Roca, a striking Y-shaped home enveloped in nature.
A Concrete Home in Vietnam Is Topped With Trees
With greenery dwindling in urban areas, an architecture firm in Ho Chi Minh City designs a home to bring nature back to the city—all with a budget of $155,000.
A Modern Home Embraces Nature With a Unique L-Shaped Design
To the west of Mexico City, a striking retreat is nestled among a lush forest and an enchanting lake.
Nine Black Concrete Volumes Form This Mexican Retreat
Arranged to preserve existing trees and form an interior courtyard, these concrete structures are balanced by warm, wood interiors.
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.
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.
This Concrete Abode Stretches Over Giant Boulders
A Northern California retreat immerses into the landscape with the guidance of shadow and light.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Incredible Concrete Homes in Latin America
Beauty, convenience, and simplicity—concrete provides it all in these Latin American homes.
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.
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.
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.
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...
A Half-Buried Home Fights for Sunlight
A ribbon of light ties a concrete kitchen to its picturesque landscape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
In Clerkenwell, an architect re-imagines a space to bring out the "dramatic geometry" of its concrete ceiling.
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
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)...
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.
SAS by TANK
SAS is a minimal concrete building located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by TANK.
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.