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.

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A Concrete Hideaway in the Italian Countryside
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Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise
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Build your own stylish, industrial concrete stool using this step-by-step video and guide.
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
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Take a Trip to This Photographer-Designed Concrete Home in Thailand
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A Concrete Tiny House in Tokyo Opens to the Sky—and the Street
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Two Ponds Bookend This Concrete-and-Wood Residence in Portugal
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