Collection by Zachary Edelson

Rugged Fire-Resistant Homes


Along with water, fire is architecture's oldest foe. While infernos no longer wipe out entire cities, brush fires still pose a devastating threat to remote cabins in dry climates. Building with fire-resistant materials can safeguard your home and bring down home insurance rates.

Constructing a largely timber house in a bush fire-prone landscape wasn’t easy.
The house is divided in two: on the left, the main house consists of an expansive kitchen, living, and dining space,...
The fire-resistant structure is clad in corrugated Cor-Ten steel that has been left to rust for easy maintenance.
The house's location on a fire-prone site on the edge of a wooded area posed a challenge for Blue.
The corrugated steel that was chosen for the exterior was designed to weather over time.