Collection by Zachary Edelson

Striking Examples of Corrugated Steel Architecture


Corrugated steel sheets date back to the early Industrial Revolution. Their strength and simplicity has kept them a staple of industrial architecture, however, its curves can also have unique visual properties. See five examples of everyday homes appropriating this rugged material.

The fire-resistant structure is clad in corrugated Cor-Ten steel that has been left to rust for easy maintenance.
The architects cut away a section of the second floor to make room for a patio.
Architect Ben Waechter wrapped the upper floor of Nick Oakley’s house in inexpensive black corrugated steel.
The glass-enclosed master bedroom floats above the corrugated, oxidized steel exterior.
Laid out in a 270-degree panorama in front of the house is the frosty expanse of Cook Inlet, cascading rocky mountains,...