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.

Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.
Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit
Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.
Gather Around These 7 Modern Fire Pit Designs
Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.
Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
Oakland Aesthetics
Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay...
A Simple Plan
A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction...
Super Minimal Steel and Concrete Villa with an Unusual Facade
A cross-hatch covering adds a playful note to a home in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Steel the Scene
Two architects collaborate on a modular compound that celebrates an unspoiled Sonoma landscape.
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...
Unwind in a Simple Swedish Cabin With a Meditative Lookout on the Roof
Experience cabin life to the fullest in this minimalist structure that's tucked in the mountains of Northern Sweden.
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 Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.
Concrete Solutions to Design Challenges
Commercial Concrete Planters And Landscape Architecture...
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 1905 Fire Station in Connecticut Is Converted Into a Community Hub For Art and Music
The conversion of a fire station into a studio, stage, and lodging for musicians tracks the rebirth of a New Haven neighborhood.
Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to...
A Respectfully Renovated Modern Beach House on Fire Island Asks $1.8M
DAS Studio Architects tackled the improvements to this 1964 home on Fire Island, just south of Long Island, New York.

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