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 Double Villa in Switzerland
A glass-and-concrete mountainside lair is fit for a Bond villain with a penchant for stunning Alpine views.
Super Minimal Steel and Concrete Villa with an Unusual Facade
A cross-hatch covering adds a playful note to a home in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
7 Alpine Holiday Chalets in Switzerland
If you enjoy skiing and snow-capped mountains, then a vacation in the Swiss Alps has your name written all over it.
7 Incredible Island Villas in Indonesia
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Double the Pleasure
These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one.
A Family Villa in Budapest With Colorful, 1960s-Inspired Interiors
Built at the turn of the 19th century, this villa in Budapest has been remodeled with bold and colorful, pop art-inspired...
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...
Escaping to a Mini-Villa in Baja California
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Go Eco-Friendly Glamping in These Geodesic Domes in the Swiss Alps
Located at the foot of the Dents du Midi mountain range in the Alpine village of Les Cerniers, Switzerland, Whitepod is a hotel...
A Modern Finnish Villa That Grows Out of a Seaside Cliff
Helsinki-based architecture studio Mer Arkkitehdit nestles a monochromatic villa among the trees in the 19th-century seaside town...
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...
9 Modern Maldivian Resorts With Spectacular Overwater Villas
A dream destination for anyone who loves the island life, the Maldives, which is made up of 26 ring-shaped atolls, is home to...
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
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...
A Renovated Pagan House in the Swiss Alps Puts Guests in Touch With the Past
A sprinkling of modernity resurrects an exquisite medieval alpine home.
Stay in a Chic and Modern Moroccan Villa Near the Medina of Marrakech
Pack your caftan and get ready to lounge poolside at this elegantly designed contemporary Moroccan villa only 15 minutes from the...
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.
This Double-Height Apartment in Barcelona Features Historic Details and a Floating Staircase
Two formerly separate levels are linked and combined into a double-height volume in this 1,464-square-foot apartment in...
An Open Air Hotel Room in the Swiss Alps
Sleeping under the stars has been translated into an inspired concept that uses minimalism and the beauty of nature to offer a...
Concrete Solutions to Design Challenges
Commercial Concrete Planters And Landscape Architecture...