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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.