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July 28, 2013
The metal exteriors of these buildings range from lightly oxidized to coated in rich red layers of rust.
raw steel facade of modern house in Idaho

Facade Focus: Steel

The untreated steel covering the Vogel House allows it to maintain harmony with its rural surroundings, even as its bold lines make their mark on the Idaho skyline.

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Wrapped in a folded Cor-ten steel curtain, the Walnut Residence's unforgettable exterior creates even more surprises indoors.<br /><br />Architect Daniel Monti adds that much of the programming had to be pushed toward the front of the home to make room fo

The Giving Tree

Daniel Monti of Modal Design constructed his family’s Venice, California, home around a huge, century-old pine tree growing on the property. In the spirit of incorporating nature into his design, he used Cor-Ten steel—a material that rusts artfully when exposed to wind and rain—to make the sculpted screen on the front of the house.

Photo by: Benny Chan

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Australia Third Wave Kiosk

Coffee Break: Third Wave Kiosk

In an Australian beach town just south of Melbourne, a modern coffee kiosk with a reclaimed Cor-Ten exterior is making waves. 

Photo by: Rory Gardiner

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The house is clad with scales made of Cor-Ten steel that have weathered and rusted over time and create framed views into rooms like the kitchen.

The First LEED for Homes-Rated House in Utah

A rural Utah home uniformly patterned in Cor-Ten tiles almost has a life of its own: Cor-Ten reacts to weather conditions, so this home’s exterior is always changing.  

Photo by: Dustin Aksland

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A 24-by24-foot Cor-ten-clad pavilion tops the three-story addition.

Highway Hideaway

Though the Cor-Ten-clad top floor of this San Francisco home was added in a recent remodel, its weathered rusty walls make it look like it’s been there for decades. 

Photo by: Robert Schlatter

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Coastal Commissions

The smoothly sloping wall of a Big Sur, California, guesthouse acts as a dappled canvas for the shadows cast by the surrounding foliage.

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Scrap House

Metals broker S. J. Sherbanuk paired his modern utilitarian style with his easy access to scrap metal to help design his Ontario home. Because Sherbanuk prefers “materials in the raw,” he didn’t paint or stain any of the components of his dream house. 

Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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raw steel facade of modern house in Idaho

Facade Focus: Steel

The untreated steel covering the Vogel House allows it to maintain harmony with its rural surroundings, even as its bold lines make their mark on the Idaho skyline.

Photo by: Sharon Risedorph

Photo by Sharon Risedorph.

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