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5 Ways to Use Concrete in the Kitchen

The sturdy material is a solid choice for islands, countertops, and beyond.
July 10, 2015
A square hole in the ground and a concrete slab are all that demarcate Byoung Cho’s Earth House from the surrounding countryside.

7 Ingenious Concrete Buildings

These beauties are a great reminder why architects love the hard stuff. Employed in everything from towering skyscrapers to underground lairs, concrete is the material of choice for eccentric modernists—click through for a few highlights.
July 9, 2015
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A Jaw-Dropping Modern Cabin Nestled Into a Steep Hillside in British Columbia

BattersbyHowat architects defeated all odds when they designed this house on a tricky site.
July 9, 2015
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A Modern Addition Gives a London Chef a Dream Kitchen

Fraher Architects expanded a flat in northwest London to include a kitchen.
June 12, 2015
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Cleverly Stacked Floors Form a Roomy House On a Tight Lot

In London, Kirkwood McCarthy crafts a house where furniture workshops once stood.
June 2, 2015

6 Bathrooms Made of Concrete

Concrete in the bathroom is modern, on-trend, and versatile.
May 21, 2015
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Simple Cabin Embraces Its Mountain Setting

Avid outdoors enthusiasts, a couple was looking to build a modest year-round retreat in Washington’s Cascade Mountains in order to make the most of the region’s vast network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. But extreme weather conditions posed a challenge. Located in the Methow Valley near Winthrop, Washington, the area can reach thirty degrees below zero and experience three to four feet of snow in winter, and up to 110 degrees and dry conditions in summer. Balance Associates worked to create an 850-square-foot cabin with commanding views that's well-adapted to the region.
May 20, 2015
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5 Modern Concrete Floors

Do you think polished concrete flooring is too cold for interiors? These spaces prove otherwise.
May 15, 2015
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A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls

The architects used custom cabinets and glass to act as room dividers.
April 26, 2015
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