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.

Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.
The Color of Palo Alto
Sam Yates will paint the town Palo Alto, once he figures out what color that is.
Plans For a Simple Carport Evolve Into a Rear Addition and See-Through Pool
A straightforward alteration and addition project in Manly, New South Wales, Australia, results in a surprising overhaul of the...
A Modernist Dream Home Makes the Most of a Rare Double Lot in Palo Alto
After a few stabs at realizing their dream home, a couple hit the mark with an exquisitely modern domicile in Palo Alto.
Pigmented Concrete Walls Tie This Home Into the Landscape
North of Rio de Janeiro, a holiday home blends into the terrain with reddish concrete walls pigmented to match the native soil.
Glass Takes Center Stage in These 10 See-Through Homes
While the iconic work of Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe immediately comes to mind when glass is mentioned, modern day...
This House Doesn't Hold Back on Colorful Details
A see-through pool wall is just one element of this vibrant home.
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
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...
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.
A Mesmerizing Pool Dominates This Brazilian Home
A pool with panoramic glass walls becomes an alluring work of art in this Brazilian apartment.
The Palo Alto Lantern House
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This Austin Home Was Designed to Showcase a Vintage Car Collection
Austin-based firm Matt Fajkus Architecture designs a two-level garage and residence with a ground-floor space that was built to...
An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.
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...
These Tiny, Modular Homes Are Made of Concrete Water Pipes
Feeling the squeeze from Hong Kong's affordable housing crisis, one architect turns to a surprising new micro-housing solution.
Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
See How Artisans in the Italian Alps Make This High-Design Concrete Lamp
A daunting lighting design pushes a seasoned Italian craftsman to rethink the limits of concrete.
This Chilean Concrete Home Levitates Off a Coastal Slope
Stretching along the Chilean coast, reinforced concrete beams come together to create a striking, sculptural home.
A Vaulted Concrete Addition Protects This Sea Captain's Home
In China, concrete reinforcements and box windows waterproof a captain's home and cement its connection to the water.