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 Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home
Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.
A London Couple Design and Build the Home of Their Dreams for Less Than $110K
This vibrant remodel of a run-down London home proves that high design can be achieved on a low budget.
A Couple Builds Their Dream Retreat in the Hudson Valley
Long before a 3,500-square-foot home stood on this secluded 12-acre site, this land was just a favorite campsite for two New...
This Blanco River Home Is the Ultimate Haven for a Texas Couple
A tranquil riverside home celebrates the surrounding landscape.
A Brazilian Architect Builds a Dream Home for Her Parents
A pair of empty nesters call on their architect daughter to create a home that fulfills their retirement wish list.
A Creative Couple Build a Home and Art Studio on the Edge of a Brazilian Forest
Architect Rodrigo Simão gets carte blanche to design a home and studio for an empty-nester couple in Petrópolis.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Extraordinaire Builds the Tiny Home of Her Dreams With $12K
At 23 years old, self-taught designer Mariah Hoffman set out to craft her own 156-square-foot sanctuary.
A Couple Unearth Pencil-Drawn Plans for Their Dream Home in a Fallen Shed
A chance discovery sets in motion a reverent renovation of a quirky Long Island home.
How a Couple Built the Forever Home of Their Dreams in Less Than Six Months
Along Victoria’s Surf Coast, a minimalist timber dwelling combines Scandinavian charm with the laid-back vibes of a New Zealand...
Here’s How Hollywood Builds a Malibu Dream Home—on a Vancouver Soundstage
Tasked with designing a celeb-worthy Malibu abode in six weeks for a new television series on E!, production designer Daniel...
Budget Breakdown: A Maui Couple Build an Off-Grid Tiny Home For $45K
Custom-built from the ground up, a 360-square-foot tiny house on wheels is an affordable, off-grid paradise for a family of three...
An Actor-Turned-Designer Couple Build a Dream Home in Oregon
This residence in Lake Oswego cascades down a hillside to embrace its waterfront locale.
This Architect Couple’s Concrete Home in Brazil Sits Above a Wine Tasting Room
Surrounded by mountainous views, this home seamlessly integrates commercial and residential space through a unified material...
Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K
An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add...
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
How an Architect Couple Built Their Dream Home in Toronto’s Tight Housing Market
As housing prices skyrocket, two Toronto architects come up with a clever solution to help finance their first home.
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
Retired Couple Build Modern in Mexico City
A retired couple looking to downsize find the solution right in their backyard.
This Newlywed Couple’s 100-Square-Foot Cabin Is the Island Hideaway of Our Dreams
From wedding venue to weekend retreat, this tiny cabin on an island near Vancouver encourages sunbathing and hot tubbing.
A Couple Build a New House for More Family on Their Secluded Wisconsin Homestead
Johnsen Schmaling Architects design a linear residence recalling the path of ancient glaciers on the Kettle Moraine.