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5 great examples of Corten (weathering) steel

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Corten steel – also commonly known as weathering steel – is an excellent way to make your next project stand out

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Crafting a stand-out home is rarely easy, and is certainly one of the reasons why architects and designers turn to unique materials. These days, it's not uncommon to see homes with schist stone, glass walls or even recycled brick.
For those after something a little different, however, Corten steel (also known as weathering steel) may be worth considering. Here are five great examples to get you thinking.
1. The country house by Lat Forty Five
Corten steel, shuttered concrete and natural schist stone quarried on site help this house references the raw beauty of the Central Otago landscape. It's certainly eye-catching!

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2. The maintenance-free home by Abramson Teiger Architects
Concrete, Corten steel, zinc and extensive glazing are the predominant materials in this new home, which also incorporates a range of sustainable design features. The inside is spectacular.

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3. Breathing walls by LIJO.RENY.architects
Given the small plot of land available, the architects of this home needed to rethink ventilation to ensure adequate airflow through the home. It was decided that ventilating Corten steel walls would be the best option.

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4. The hidden kitchen by Warendorf
An imposing wall of weathered Corten steel one minute and a crisp, modern family kitchen the next! Check out the article to see how it works.

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5. 76-78 Victoria Street by MAP Architects
The owners of this building came from a farming background and expressed a desire for the structure to feature natural materials. What's more natural than weathering steel?

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First published date: 26 May 2017

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