Few materials endure the test of time and rugged conditions like the brilliant and beautiful COR-TEN steel. Referred to more commonly as Weathering Steel, the oxidized steel alloy does away with the necessity of paint and is perfect for low-maintenance surfaces and exteriors of buildings set in harsh climatic conditions. But in recent times we have seen homeowners embrace this material even for its aesthetic value as if gives the façade a striking and distinctive look. And it is not just a phenomenon relegated to just a few select regions of the planet alone. From Singapore to Sydney and Melbourne to New York, buildings wrapped in Cor-Ten steel can be found everywhere!
Cor-ten steel gives the exterior a unique visual
While painted copper has a look similar to Cor-Ten steel when viewed from a distance, the more brownish-orange patina is obvious for those taking a closer look. Cor-Ten steel clad buildings also have an undeniable touch of industrial style that makes them even trendier. Yet, the material adapts to a variety of styles and settings and the gorgeous homes showcased below use it in the most charismatic and striking of fashions.
A Façade to Remember
As we talked about it earlier, a building clad in Cor-Ten steel stands out from the crowd and is easily recognizable even from a distance. If the building is placed in an industrial or rugged, natural backdrop, then the effect is even more profound. Corten clad surfaces are a preferred choice especially in holiday homes that are left unattended for large portions of time. It is in the lush…