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June 25, 2013
Whether polished to a high-shine or left untreated to patina, metal facades are a modern must.
raw steel facade of modern house in Idaho

Idaho-based architect Susan Desko created a house built of untreated steel plate and glass that towers among the trees of its Ketchum, Idaho, landscape. Photo by Sharon Risedorph

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After months of arduous design and construction, Marmol and Becket are thrilled to escape Los Angeles for their idyllic desert retreat.

Marmol Radziner and Associates created this elegant steel prototype in the California desert for themselves and their new daughter, Emilia. Photo by Daniel Hennessey

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Cedar clad home in Seattle.

“We kept the house simple, but we did spring for the metalwork,” says the resident of this steel-accented home in Seattle

Originally appeared in Modern Steel House in Seattle
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Aerial view of Daeyang Gallery and House

Inspired by a never-performed symphony, architect Steven Holl designed the house in chunks corresponding to the sheet music, clad in copper for a glowing effect. Photos by Iwan Baan

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Originally appeared in Music Holl: A Copper Clad Pavilion in Seoul
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sesto, italy, apartment building, plasma studio

In the Dolomite mountains, an angular copper-clad apartment building echoes the topography of its site. Photos by Hertha Hurnaus

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raw steel facade of modern house in Idaho

Idaho-based architect Susan Desko created a house built of untreated steel plate and glass that towers among the trees of its Ketchum, Idaho, landscape. Photo by Sharon Risedorph

Photo by Sharon Risedorph.

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