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 Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
25 Modern Homes That Kill it With Concrete
Extremely durable, versatile, and sustainable to boot, concrete is a smart building material, as these homes show.
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.
A Sculptural Holiday Home is Shaped by the Peruvian Desert
Designed with locally sourced stone and red-tinted cement, this coastal retreat effortlessly blends into its surrounding...
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...
A Concrete Home in Vietnam Is Topped With Trees
With greenery dwindling in urban areas, an architecture firm in Ho Chi Minh City designs a home to bring nature back to the...
Modern Weekend Ski Home
A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
10 Modern Homes in London
With streets lined with historical structures from multiple time periods—including Georgians, Edwardians, and neo-Gothics—London...
An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft...
Modern Homes in Brazil
Brazil is a breath-taking country that has a perfect mix of nature and modern architecture.
6 Modern Homes on Wheels
If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...
7 Modern Architects at Home
We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...
10 Modern San Francisco Homes
Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian...
10 Exquisitely Modern Homes in Italy
Italy: a place where wine flows like water, pasta is consumed all day long, and beautiful homes are located.
Traditional Churches Become Modern Homes
Sometimes church congregations move on, perhaps because the building itself is falling apart or it becomes too small.
15 Modern Homes with Black Exteriors
For many, the color black is not the first thing that comes to mind when designing a home. However, don't let it scare you.
45 Pets in Beautiful Modern Homes
Here at Dwell, we love animals—and so do the individuals and families who have graced our pages.
A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach
For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks.
10 Timeless Midcentury-Modern Homes
It’s been more than five decades since its heyday, yet we still love midcentury modern.
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting.