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AD Round-Up: 9 Projects That Make Creative Use Of Cor-Ten Steel

AD Round-Up: 9 Projects That Make Creative Use Of Cor-Ten Steel

One of the most interesting trends in architectural materials of recent years is the increase in use of weathering steel - more commonly referred to by its trademark name, Cor-Ten. Thought the material has been around for decades, first being used for architectural purposes in the Eero Saarinen-designed John Deere Headquarters in 1964, the material has seen a surge in popularity in the last decade or so, being used in everything from individual houses and tiny kiosks, to SHoP's design for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which used a staggering 12,000 weathering steel panels.

To celebrate this material we've rounded up nine of the most innovative and striking uses of weathering steel from recent years: Haworth Tompkins' tiny Dovecote Studio; Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios' offices and student housing at Broadcasting Place; the perforated facade of IGC Tremp by Oikosvia Arquitectura; the rusted ribbons of Ron Arad's Design Museum Holon; vertical striations on The Corten House by DMOA Architecten; Tony Hobba Architects' Third Wave Kiosk and its corrugated Cor-Ten walls; striking patterned facades in Santiago's Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center by Cristian Fernandez Arquitectos, Lateral Arquitectura & Diseño; weathered facades and louvers in Guillermo Hevia's Ferreteria O´Higgins; and finally the folding garage-style doors of Origin Architect's Refurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory.

Broadcasting Place / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Image © Sapa: Architectural Aluminium SolutionsIGC Tremp / Oikosvia Arquitectura. Image Courtesy of Oikosvia ArquitecturaDesign Museum Holon / Ron Arad Architects. Image © Ron Arad ArchitectsThe Corten House / DMOA Architecten. Image © Luc RoymansThird Wave Kiosk / Tony Hobba Architects. Image © Rory GardinerGabriela Mistral Cultural Center / Cristian Fernandez Arquitectos, Lateral Arquitectura & Diseño. Image © Nico SaiehFerreteria O´Higgins / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia. Image © Nico SaiehRefurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory / Origin Architect. Image © Xia Zhi+ 11

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Cite: Rory Stott. "AD Round-Up: 9 Projects That Make Creative Use Of Cor-Ten Steel" 06 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/628127/ad-round-up-9-projects-that-make-creative-use-of-cor-ten-steel> ISSN 0719-8884

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