Material Focus: Corrugated Metal

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January 6, 2014
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  The front entrance of the Farley Studio presents a clean, minimalist space—a stark contrast to the colorful clutter of the painting studio hidden behind corrugated-metal walls at the back of the house. Photo by Jack Thompson.  Photo by Jack Thompson.   This originally appeared in Lone Star.

    The front entrance of the Farley Studio presents a clean, minimalist space—a stark contrast to the colorful clutter of the painting studio hidden behind corrugated-metal walls at the back of the house. Photo by Jack Thompson.

    Photo by Jack Thompson.
    This originally appeared in Lone Star.
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  For a cost-conscious 2,000-square-foot renovation located 30 minutes outside of Austin, Texas, architect Nick Deaver took a look around for inspiration. He spied galvanized metal cladding on the region’s sheds and co-opted the inexpensive, resilient material for his own design.    This originally appeared in An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas.

    For a cost-conscious 2,000-square-foot renovation located 30 minutes outside of Austin, Texas, architect Nick Deaver took a look around for inspiration. He spied galvanized metal cladding on the region’s sheds and co-opted the inexpensive, resilient material for his own design.

    This originally appeared in An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas.
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  "Basic, inexpensive stuff like corrugated sheet metal, stucco, and drywall can look really great if it’s incorporated into the design in a modern and well-thought-out way," says architect Jayna Cooper. She used the material to clad her affordably built residence in Los Angeles. Photo by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol.  Photo by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol.   This originally appeared in 131-Day House.

    "Basic, inexpensive stuff like corrugated sheet metal, stucco, and drywall can look really great if it’s incorporated into the design in a modern and well-thought-out way," says architect Jayna Cooper. She used the material to clad her affordably built residence in Los Angeles. Photo by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol.

    Photo by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol.
    This originally appeared in 131-Day House.
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  The exterior of the Popadich residence is modeled after boat storage sheds. With its pitched roof and verticality, the house blends with the surrounding seaside neighborhood yet remains architecturally distinct thanks to its aluminum cladding. Photo by Simon Devitt.  Photo by Simon Devitt. Courtesy of © 2011 Simon Devitt.  This originally appeared in Rock the Boat.

    The exterior of the Popadich residence is modeled after boat storage sheds. With its pitched roof and verticality, the house blends with the surrounding seaside neighborhood yet remains architecturally distinct thanks to its aluminum cladding. Photo by Simon Devitt.

    Photo by Simon Devitt. Courtesy of © 2011 Simon Devitt.
    This originally appeared in Rock the Boat.
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  When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft and Im’s 550-square-foot apartment into a one-room, 426-square-foot downtown loft. Corrugated metal gives the space an industrial feel. Photo by Misha Gravenor.  Photo by Misha Gravenor.   This originally appeared in Living Room.

    When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft and Im’s 550-square-foot apartment into a one-room, 426-square-foot downtown loft. Corrugated metal gives the space an industrial feel. Photo by Misha Gravenor.

    Photo by Misha Gravenor.
    This originally appeared in Living Room.
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  Catovic Hughes’s design for the Morelands is all about embracing the outdoors. Rick spends as much time on the patio as he can. The undulation of the aluminum cladding makes a regular, rhythmic backdrop for the yards-high bamboo he lovingly tends. Photo by Joao Canziani.  Photo by João Canziani. Courtesy of Joao Canziani.  This originally appeared in Southern Greens.

    Catovic Hughes’s design for the Morelands is all about embracing the outdoors. Rick spends as much time on the patio as he can. The undulation of the aluminum cladding makes a regular, rhythmic backdrop for the yards-high bamboo he lovingly tends. Photo by Joao Canziani.

    Photo by João Canziani. Courtesy of Joao Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Southern Greens.
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  The corrugated-metal siding of the house bestows a Houstonian touch to this modern house. The material is popular in the area because it won’t get moldy and rot in the swampy air, and because it’s easy to maintain. But it’s also a local resource that evokes the shotgun shacks and warehouses of the city’s pre–oil boom past. “This is the metal building capital of the country,” Dawn Finley says. “So this material is coming off the coil in Houston.”  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.   This originally appeared in Houston, TX.

    The corrugated-metal siding of the house bestows a Houstonian touch to this modern house. The material is popular in the area because it won’t get moldy and rot in the swampy air, and because it’s easy to maintain. But it’s also a local resource that evokes the shotgun shacks and warehouses of the city’s pre–oil boom past. “This is the metal building capital of the country,” Dawn Finley says. “So this material is coming off the coil in Houston.”

    Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    This originally appeared in Houston, TX.
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