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.

A Concrete Hideaway in the Italian Countryside
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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...
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
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.
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10 Outstanding Modern Concrete Homes
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Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
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5 Strong Prefab Concrete Home Companies
When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up...
Take a Trip to This Photographer-Designed Concrete Home in Thailand
Architecture and interior photographer Marc Gerritsen went back to basics when he designed this minimalist concrete house that...
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.
A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.
Vaulted Skylights and Concrete Columns Connect This Melbourne Home With the Sun
Concrete, aluminum, and skylights create architectural alchemy in this breezy residence in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.
Drawing the Line: Concrete Pavers That Advance Architectural Design
Stepstone’s diverse collection of Linearity Pavers extend and accentuate the lines that give shape to architectural forms.
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.
Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
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...
Celebrated Polo Player Nacho Figueras Commissions a Low-Slung, Concrete Stable
Buenos Aires-based Estudio Ramos designs a concrete, wood, and iron stable that houses 44 prized horses and melds with the...
A Converted Warehouse in Amsterdam Boasts Soothing Interiors of Concrete and Wood
A former warehouse is transformed into a minimalist, 600-square-meter home that complements the industrial character of the shell...
Stacked Concrete Squares Make Up This Incredible Vacation Home in Aragon, Spain
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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...

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