Latest Articles in Cor-Ten Steel

Facade of shipping container restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina

A Restaurant Constructed from 19 Salvaged Shipping Containers

This 6,000-square-foot prefab design in Asheville, North Carolina, features artwork and furniture crafted by locals.
November 2, 2015
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6 Homes with Weathering Steel Designs

Often referred to as "Cor-Ten" steel—which is actually a specific brand name—weathering steel offers a durable and industrial feel. The metal accumulates a stable layer of rust that protects against the elements: everything from moisture to brush fires. From stairwells to entire exteriors, take a look at this material's diverse uses.
October 14, 2015
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How to Design With Cor-Ten Steel

What's not to love about Cor-Ten steel? The less you maintain it, the richer it looks.
May 19, 2015
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This House Was Built Out of 14 Shipping Containers

Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build a home out of 14 shipping containers.
March 28, 2015
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Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel

Whereas other exterior metals grow unsightly marks of wear with exposure to the elements, Cor-Ten thrives on oxidation. Culled from our archives, here are a few steel facades that become more distinguished with each new coat of rust.
November 12, 2014
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A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex

A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities.
January 21, 2014
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8 Modern Fences

They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it's equally true that good fences make for good design. Here, from Dwell's archives, are eight examples of fences that enhance the aesthetic value of their properties.
January 6, 2014
C-Chassis by Aidlin Darling Design, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Aidlin Darling Design Takes Over the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Through an exhibition at a California museum, an award-winning San Francisco architecture firm offers a glimpse into its design process.
December 20, 2013
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Region of Honor

Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures.
February 18, 2012