Latest Articles in Metal


Finnish Embassy in Washington Receives Platinum LEED Certification

The building, completed in 1994, is upgraded from gold status.
January 23, 2015
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A New Steel Chair from Italy

The Antia chair, which Alpestudio Architetti Associati created for Formabilio, marries the sturdiness of steel with an arresting, minimalist look.
January 21, 2015
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A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal

In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.
December 11, 2014
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A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used shipping containers. The 3,165-square-foot shop, which includes a showroom for the company's coffee machines, was completed in July 2014.
December 2, 2014
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Facade Focus: Aluminum

Capable of being molded into countless forms and appearances, aluminum makes for a surprisingly versatile facade choice. Here are a few exteriors that make bold use of the silvery metal.
November 29, 2014
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Eye-Popping Jewelry Designed by Postmodern Architects

Peter Eisenman, Hans Hollein, and Robert Venturi join Ettore Sottsass and more in Rizzoli's 1980s paean to postmodern jewelry design.
November 14, 2014
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An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley

At Hudson Woods, architect Drew Lang creates a modern community with a strong local flavor.
November 12, 2014
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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

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Student

Help the student in your life navigate the transition to independence and adulthood—or simply get to that 9 a.m. class on time—with one of these Dwell-approved gifts.
November 7, 2014