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.

The Green Lagoon
From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in...
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
Building Green in Santa Monica
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based...
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...
Iconic Perspectives: Harry Gesner’s Sandcastle
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Eric Garcetti's Green Home Remodel
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A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
10 Outstanding Modern Concrete Homes
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Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
From Brown to Green
Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building—and saw fertile ground for a...
Iconic Perspectives: John Lautner’s Garcia House
Though not everyone agrees on exactly how iconic architecture should be preserved, there are those who take a real shot at it,...
A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.
Concrete Solutions to Design Challenges
Commercial Concrete Planters And Landscape Architecture...
A Modern Green Home in a Historic Colonial Town
A sustainable home in Lexington, Massachusetts, brings contemporary design to an unexpected region.
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.
Chicago's Green Mile
Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising...
Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes
These days, it seems like everyone is busy saving the world.
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
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...

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