Truth to materials is a major tenet of modern architecture. Concrete is one place we see this axiom in action. Historically concrete that was used in construction would be clad to make it appear as something other. Modern architecture uses concrete where appropriate and then exposes it. The Brutalist Movement was the height of concrete celebration.

6 Summer Rugs We Love
Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.
Modern Lofts We'd Love to Call Home
While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.
6 Modern Homes on Wheels
If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...
Products We Love: Snake Blocks
Watch us try out an old-school plastic toy that's been reinvented in tactile wood.
Products We Love: Penguin Press
Coffee can be dreadfully serious.
6 Modern Homes on the Water
Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Libraries We Love
Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall or exists solely on your nightstand, where you house your books speaks volumes about...
10 Tiny Houses We Love
Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.
Shops We Love: MADE
The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative Canadian design run through 10 of their current favorites.
4 Wall Clocks We Love
From the traditional with a twist to completely conceptual, these timely wall clocks will tell the hour, impress the guests, and...
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...
Products We Love: Roost Egg Cup
We like kicking the tires of smart objects we come across, and filming the results.
Products We Love: The Mag Coffee Table
Ali Sandifer’s coffee table conceals books and magazines.
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
Shops We Love: Nora, Detroit
At the Detroit shop Nora, find a mix of Japanese- and Scandinavian-inspired wares.
12 Renzo Piano Buildings We Love
Regularly cited as the father of "high-tech" buildings, Pritzker Prize-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano's designs showcase...
Editor's Picks: 4 Modern Interiors We Love
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.
10 Outstanding Modern Concrete Homes
When considering the benefits of building a home with concrete, one of the key elements that naturally comes up is the material's...
10 Jean Nouvel Buildings We Love
French Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel is credited by the New York Times in a profile piece as "exceptionally good...
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...

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.