Latest Articles in Metal

Off-the-grid prefab in pristine Tasmanian landscape by Misho+Associates.

An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.
October 17, 2015
Barn turned vacation house in Pine Plains, New York

8 Homes with Unusual Windows

Unique windows not only change the appearance of a house, but also how those inside view the world.
October 15, 2015
Aging in Place Gary Gladwish Eagle Ridge steel exterior wide doorway zero step

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
Porch renovation with galvanized metal cladding

5 Duplex Renovations

These revamped homes illustrate how completely spaces can be reimagined.
October 12, 2015
Modern box home clad in Cor-Ten steel

5 Homes With Cor-Ten Steel Facades

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.
October 5, 2015
houlder residence exterior

5 Modern Homes in Scotland

Whether incorporating its rich heritage or providing fresh departures from it, these homes elegantly complement Scotland's jaw-dropping, wind-scoured scenery.
October 1, 2015
In the kitchen, buffed concrete floors, chrome globe lights, and a fleet of Bertoia chairs comprise a sleek backdrop for quirkier pieces like the marble-topped wooden tables from a Catholic school, snagged at a local flea market. The secret to the spare,

Eclectic Homes That Mix Tons of Different Materials

What's the secret to these homes' charm? A generous blend of varied surfaces, textures, and materials.
September 29, 2015
Winged light bulbs, part of an Ingo Maurer fixture, bring levity to Hill's bathroom. The space features a zinc wall by Houston metalworker George Sacaris, who also did the bathroom and kitchen cabinets,

5 Modern Ways to Use Zinc at Home

Zinc adds a leaden-blue sheen to these industrial-style homes.
September 25, 2015
beck house exterior deck stairs portrait 0

5 Steel Staircases

Steel stairs lend these modern homes industrial charm.
September 25, 2015