Latest Articles in Steel

Entrance of Paley House by DYAR Architects and John Thodos in Carmel, California

A Glass Pavilion With Stunning Panoramic Views Tops This California Home

Hovering above its flat-roofed midcentury original, this transparent addition was designed for two renowned artists.
November 19, 2015
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6 Modern Homes with Steel Exteriors

A hallmark of the modernist aesthetic, steel grants these homes an air of durability and elegance.
November 19, 2015
goodman residence dining room gabled ceiling wood beams

These Farmhouses Start Fresh as Modern Homes

These excitingly varied homes give an idea of what is possible when vernacular design dovetails with modern reinvention.
November 13, 2015
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5 Steel Staircases

Steel stairs lend these modern homes industrial charm.
September 25, 2015
White oak floors, exposed concrete, and steel beams in renovation by Erica Severns.

A San Francisco Renovation Mixes Industrial and Refined Materials

Among the directives for architect Erica Severns from her client, John Parker Willis, was “some chaos in the kitchen design” of his home in a converted San Francisco garage.
September 6, 2015
london winkley workshop kitchen

Cleverly Stacked Floors Form a Roomy House On a Tight Lot

In London, Kirkwood McCarthy crafts a house where furniture workshops once stood.
June 2, 2015
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A Smart Update for a Japanese-Inspired Midcentury Modern House

A Washington gem starts over.
June 1, 2015

6 Bathrooms That Make Use of Steel

Take a look at how one can incorporate steel in the bathroom with these six examples.
May 27, 2015
pine forest cabin exterior

Simple Cabin Embraces Its Mountain Setting

Avid outdoors enthusiasts, a couple was looking to build a modest year-round retreat in Washington’s Cascade Mountains in order to make the most of the region’s vast network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. But extreme weather conditions posed a challenge. Located in the Methow Valley near Winthrop, Washington, the area can reach thirty degrees below zero and experience three to four feet of snow in winter, and up to 110 degrees and dry conditions in summer. Balance Associates worked to create an 850-square-foot cabin with commanding views that's well-adapted to the region.
May 20, 2015