Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain. Wrapped in corrugated copper, the house has a frontier-cabin quality that’s evolving with age. At first it was as shiny as a penny, but that’s changing. “My house looks like it has a skin disease,” Jamie says. “It’s just oxidizing in a weird way. Eventually it’ll go green. This is just the first stage of the patina.”  Minimalist Facades We Love by Zachary Edelson