Collection by Aileen Kwun

Skin and Bones: 5 Homes With Steel Frames


Making use of the hardy, industrial building material in alluring, innovative ways through building facades and exposed structural frames, these homes are true as steel.

Architect Ben Waechter wrapped the upper floor of Nick Oakley’s house in inexpensive black corrugated steel.
Photo courtesy Reinhold Andris Office, Walddorfhäslach.
The main living area extends to the deck through sliding glass doors.
The 947 Liberty Lofts, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Penn-Liberty Historic District, is one of developer Eve Picker’s...
Set slightly apart, each container is installed on pier foundations.