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 Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.
This Japanese Home Has a Sunken Interior That Blends Into the Earth
The Pit House in Japan has smooth, rounded walls and a subterranean kitchen and living area.
A Renovated Tiny Victorian with 21st-Century Interiors
Tragedy begets opportunity in San Francisco when a fire-scorched Victorian is rebuilt from within.
A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson shares some pointers for tastefully updating a midcentury abode.
An Interior Designer’s Utah Abode Blends Mountain Living With Scandinavian Style
Park City Design + Build creates an indoor/outdoor, energy-efficient home for a Danish interior designer and her family.
Boston Renovation Accents Minimalist White with Rich Felt Murals
In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.
After a Complete Renovation, This Formerly Concrete House Is Up for Grabs for $500K
Located just outside of Orlando, the fully renovated cottage also offers European Oak flooring and cedar-clad ceilings.
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...
This Renovated Scottish Farmhouse With Sinuous Interior Walls Is a Jaw-Dropper
A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating...
Smart Interior Update Shows When a Gut Renovation Isn't Necessary
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
How to Refresh a Midcentury Gem in Quebec? Winter-White Everything
A renovated home blends interior and exterior, uniting nature and materiality.
An Interior Designer Launches Her Career by Renovating Her Family’s Midcentury Eichler
In a midcentury Eichler in Sunnyvale, California, a designer opens up the interior by connecting it to its surrounding...
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
A Dilapidated Workshop Becomes an Eclectic, Live/Work Haven for Artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust
Artist couple Nick Cave and Bob Faust work with Carlo Parente Architecture to craft a creative space in a 1920s industrial...
A Grand Victorian Glows Like a Lantern After a Luminous Retrofit
Timmins + Whyte carves out a sun-soaked haven in a heritage-listed Melbourne home.
A 17th-Century Building in the Swiss Alps Is Reimagined as a Residence, Rental, and Wine Bar
Designer Jonathan Tuckey reconfigures a stone-and-timber structure for contemporary living.
A Victorian Home Takes Over the Ruins of an Old Parchment Factory in England
Will Gamble Architects revives a crumbling, 17th-century structure with a svelte addition of steel, brick, and glass.
A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
By removing walls, inserting new windows, and using a lighter color palette, Mowery Marsh Architects give this historic home a...
A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Belgian couple abide by strict preservation rules to breathe new life into an International Style villa by architect Lucien...
An Antwerp Apartment Captures the Spirit of the Belle Époque
In Antwerp, Belgium, a historic flat is transformed into a bright and airy, dreamy oasis.