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October 5, 2015
While its striking appearance makes it a symbol of modernity, Cor-Ten's constantly adapting quality can also help homes coexist with their natural surroundings.
Modern box home clad in Cor-Ten steel

When Vince and April Casali set about building their Toronto home they hired Michael Krus and Prishram Jain from TACT Architecture to lead the project, having always admired their unapologetically modern buildings. They encouraged the architects to work with unconventional materials, which resulted in a 4,300-square-foot structure encased in aluminum panels and a Cor-Ten front facade. “Cor-Ten is very rich and textural,” noted Krus. “It captures light and changes color. It’s not stagnant.” 

Originally appeared in On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
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Villa BLM geometric Cor-Ten facade

The geometric Cor-Ten panels that line the front facade of this modern Brazilian home were designed to act as a light filter for the owner's extensive private library. The panels can open and close based on the time of day, dramatically transforming the home's appearance and providing an abstract counterpoint to its surroundings. 

 

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Originally appeared in This Cor-Ten House in Brazil Would Not Be Complete Without its Giant Home Library
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Ferrum House Steel Cladding Facade

Architect and sculptor Mark Merer used an eye-catching Cor-Ten exterior as a nod to this southern England home's industrial roots. Standing next to the stone wall of an old factory to the east and a historic Georgian to the west, the structure boldly innovates while still respecting history. 

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Originally appeared in A Modern Cor-Ten Steel Cube on a Historic Site in England
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Gasworks Barn meeting of structures, England

When Chris Dyson Architects renovated a dilapidated, 19th-century gasworks building in England's Cotswolds region, the firm came up with a clever way of adapting the structure to its local landscape. An envelope of Cor-Ten provides a striking contrast to the warm local stone siding of the original structure and fits into the range of materials native to the area. 

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Originally appeared in This Modern Barn Looks Completely at Home in the English Countryside
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A 24-by24-foot Cor-ten-clad pavilion tops the three-story addition.

In San Francisco, this beachfront home is designed to embrace the marine elements rather than resist them. The oxidation caused by the ocean air furthers the rusting process of the home's Cor-Ten siding, deepening its red hue. 

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Modern box home clad in Cor-Ten steel

When Vince and April Casali set about building their Toronto home they hired Michael Krus and Prishram Jain from TACT Architecture to lead the project, having always admired their unapologetically modern buildings. They encouraged the architects to work with unconventional materials, which resulted in a 4,300-square-foot structure encased in aluminum panels and a Cor-Ten front facade. “Cor-Ten is very rich and textural,” noted Krus. “It captures light and changes color. It’s not stagnant.” 

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