Raw concrete buildings have come a long way since Brutalist architects started rattling them out in the '50s. No longer reserved for government pseudo-fortresses and parking structures, architects from Chile to Japan have successfully made raw concrete look, well, pretty. Even, le gasp, warm at times. Or, at least, not entirely prison-like and/or sordid. If the fact that Barbie has a concrete dream house to count her shoes in isn't enough proof that concrete has undergone a renaissance, here's more evidence: 66 shots (and one Pinterest board!) of dynamic residences—from beach huts in India to chalets in the Netherlands—that are palpably and unmistakably beautiful.
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