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Steel Yourself

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From girders to grating, steel has long been a popular, highly recyclable, and relatively inexpensive material for architects, designers, and builders. Here we present some inspired applications, taken from our own archives.

An aluminum bench harmonizes with the industrial nature of the galvanized-steel walls and the polished concrete floor.
Landscape architect and artist Mikyoung Kim created a Cor-ten steel fence to enclose a three-acre site in Lincoln,...
The front entrance of the Farley Studio presents a clean, minimalist space—a stark contrast to the colorful clutter of...
Pierre Kozely mends his bike on a patio in the rear yard, seen from their garage—which was transformed into a media...
The studio is clad in corrugated tin, echoing the adjacent water-storage tanks, which collect and filter rainwater off...
The woven wire steel mesh presents a semi-transparent sheath to the interiors.
Both the bridge and front deck which extends an extra 18 feet off the side of the house, are made from galvanized...
Architects Dawn Finley and Mark Wamble's 1,200-square-foot house in Houston, Texas, is clad in corrugated metal and...
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