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