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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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.
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
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A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
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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.
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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
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An Interior Designer Launches Her Career by Renovating Her Family’s Midcentury Eichler
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How to Refresh a Midcentury Gem in Quebec? Winter-White Everything
A renovated home blends interior and exterior, uniting nature and materiality.
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
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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.
An Industrial Designer's House Blends Economy and Simplicity
This house In Portland, Oregon, makes the most out of its material palette.
A Concrete Hideaway in the Italian Countryside
An Italian architecture studio offers an updated take on the vacation cabin.
This Hamptons Getaway Blends Seamlessly Into a Lush Landscape
Cedar, reclaimed ipe, and Corten steel combine in a multigenerational home designed to gracefully age in place.
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise
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The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their...