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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A Simple Plan
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Super Minimal Steel and Concrete Villa with an Unusual Facade
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A Concrete Hideaway in the Italian Countryside
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A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
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