Collection by Allie Weiss

5 Ways to Use Steel in Modern Homes


Homeowners may shy away from steel, often found in skyscrapers, for its cold, minimal reputation. From facades to garden walls, these projects show that the material can be just as inviting as its cozier counterpoints like wood or stone.

Architect Ben Waechter wrapped the upper floor of Nick Oakley’s house in inexpensive black corrugated steel.
A striking stair defines the entry to the house; it features minimalist floating timber stair treads wrapped around a...
With input from her clients, Barensfeld used a computer to generate the circular patterns that were carved into a pair...
The dramatic staircase in architect Dom Dimster’s Southern California home is made from T- and L-profile steel, shelf...
The Glass Trestle table "explores the relationship between steel and wood to complement each other in a way that each...
Residence and Atelier of Patrick Y...
The Hammer House in Seattle is clad in weathered steel panels, which provide privacy from the busy street.
A shipping container is perfectly sized to serve as a tiny guesthouse, as San Antonio artist Stacey Hill finds.
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