Often referred to as "Cor-Ten" steel—which is actually a specific brand name—weathering steel offers a durable and industrial feel. The metal accumulates a stable layer of rust that protects against the elements: everything from moisture to brush fires. From stairwells to entire exteriors, take a look at this material's diverse uses.
Whereas other exterior metals grow unsightly marks of wear with exposure to the elements, Cor-Ten thrives on oxidation. Culled from our archives, here are a few steel facades that become more distinguished with each new coat of rust.
They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it's equally true that good fences make for good design. Here, from Dwell's archives, are eight examples of fences that enhance the aesthetic value of their properties.