7 Rusted Metal Facades

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July 28, 2013
The metal exteriors of these buildings range from lightly oxidized to coated in rich red layers of rust.
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  Facade Focus: SteelThe untreated steel covering the Vogel House allows it to maintain harmony with its rural surroundings, even as its bold lines make their mark on the Idaho skyline.Photo by: Sharon Risedorph  Photo by: Sharon Risedorph

    Facade Focus: Steel

    The untreated steel covering the Vogel House allows it to maintain harmony with its rural surroundings, even as its bold lines make their mark on the Idaho skyline.

    Photo by: Sharon Risedorph

    Photo by: Sharon Risedorph

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  The Giving TreeDaniel Monti of Modal Design constructed his family’s Venice, California, home around a huge, century-old pine tree growing on the property. In the spirit of incorporating nature into his design, he used Cor-Ten steel—a material that rusts artfully when exposed to wind and rain—to make the sculpted screen on the front of the house.Photo by: Benny Chan  Photo by: Benny ChanCourtesy of: © fotoworks

    The Giving Tree

    Daniel Monti of Modal Design constructed his family’s Venice, California, home around a huge, century-old pine tree growing on the property. In the spirit of incorporating nature into his design, he used Cor-Ten steel—a material that rusts artfully when exposed to wind and rain—to make the sculpted screen on the front of the house.

    Photo by: Benny Chan

    Photo by: Benny Chan

    Courtesy of: © fotoworks

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  Coffee Break: Third Wave KioskIn an Australian beach town just south of Melbourne, a modern coffee kiosk with a reclaimed Cor-Ten exterior is making waves. Photo by: Rory Gardiner

    Coffee Break: Third Wave Kiosk

    In an Australian beach town just south of Melbourne, a modern coffee kiosk with a reclaimed Cor-Ten exterior is making waves. 

    Photo by: Rory Gardiner

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  The First LEED for Homes-Rated House in UtahA rural Utah home uniformly patterned in Cor-Ten tiles almost has a life of its own: Cor-Ten reacts to weather conditions, so this home’s exterior is always changing.  Photo by: Dustin Aksland  Photo by: Dustin Aksland

    The First LEED for Homes-Rated House in Utah

    A rural Utah home uniformly patterned in Cor-Ten tiles almost has a life of its own: Cor-Ten reacts to weather conditions, so this home’s exterior is always changing.  

    Photo by: Dustin Aksland

    Photo by: Dustin Aksland

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  Highway HideawayThough the Cor-Ten-clad top floor of this San Francisco home was added in a recent remodel, its weathered rusty walls make it look like it’s been there for decades. Photo by: Robert Schlatter  Photo by: Robert Schlatter

    Highway Hideaway

    Though the Cor-Ten-clad top floor of this San Francisco home was added in a recent remodel, its weathered rusty walls make it look like it’s been there for decades. 

    Photo by: Robert Schlatter

    Photo by: Robert Schlatter

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  Coastal CommissionsThe smoothly sloping wall of a Big Sur, California, guesthouse acts as a dappled canvas for the shadows cast by the surrounding foliage.

    Coastal Commissions

    The smoothly sloping wall of a Big Sur, California, guesthouse acts as a dappled canvas for the shadows cast by the surrounding foliage.

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  Scrap HouseMetals broker S. J. Sherbanuk paired his modern utilitarian style with his easy access to scrap metal to help design his Ontario home. Because Sherbanuk prefers “materials in the raw,” he didn’t paint or stain any of the components of his dream house. Photo by: Lorne Bridgman  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

    Scrap House

    Metals broker S. J. Sherbanuk paired his modern utilitarian style with his easy access to scrap metal to help design his Ontario home. Because Sherbanuk prefers “materials in the raw,” he didn’t paint or stain any of the components of his dream house. 

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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