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.

Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.
A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...
New Kid on the Block
With sensitivity to local building typologies, fresh construction finds a place in Amsterdam.
A New Concept For Modular, Affordable Housing Is Coming to London's Vacant Buildings
A forward-thinking architectural practice partners with a premier property guardian to create a concept for high-quality housing...
The New Home On the Block That Uses 90 Percent Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.
Method's New Pump Detergent
As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of...
Mushrooms: Building Blocks of the Future?
Mushrooms aren't just for eating anymore.
Building a New Dwell
Pretty soon we'll open the floodgates and let millions of Dwell enthusiasts in.
New LACMA Building
This week, another piece in the ongoing expansion/renovation of the formerly dated and dreary Los Angeles County Museum of Art...
Earth Work
A French architecture firm carves out an earthen shroud for the modern extension of a home located in the foothills of the...
Students Pass Their Class by Building a House in New Zealand
A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.
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...
Building Continuity
Nearly 40 years after their first collaboration, Herman Miller’s relationship with architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw continues.
Building the House of Tomorrow
Is the age of designing homes for connectivity finally...
Renzo Piano Building Workshop Brings a New Residential Destination to Soho
From the architectural firm that’s responsible for the new Whitney Museum, the New York Times building, and the Morgan Library...
Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc...
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...
A Family’s Cramped Bungalow Is Replaced With an Accessible and Affordable Prefab
In Santa Monica, a couple go all in on a prefab home that’s flexible and accessible and unabashedly part of their neighborhood.