Suzuki Architects combines a home and shop at Gré Square House

Large openings in the corrugated-metal facades of this boxy building in Shizuoka, Japan, frame views of the neighbourhood from a shop on the ground floor and residence above. Tokyo studio Suzuki Architects designed Gré Square House for a client who runs a business selling clothes and other products made from natural materials. The building’s ground

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Nick Deaver enlarges 1930s cottage in Austin with glass and metal additions

Nick Deaver Architects has added a corrugated metal extension to the rear of a bungalow in Texas, along with a new dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows. The project, titled LeanToo, entailed the addition of a structure that resembles a rusty shipping container alongside a traditional white gabled house in Austin, which was built in 1936.

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Forest and House by JHW IROJE Architects is a hillside home slotted among mature trees

A living space surrounded by glass walls and an open-air bath house are among five buildings that are scattered across a forested site to form this house in South Korea’s Sunchang County. Jung Hyo-Won’s Seoul-based studio JHW IROJE Architects designed the house for a professor and engineer who is set to retire soon and wanted

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Oil-spill recovery unit in Finland is illuminated by angled clerestory window 

Alt Arkkitehdit has completed a bright red storage shed for oil-spill equipment in northern Finland, featuring a full-width clerestory window that projects from the facade to protect it from damage by forklift trucks. The oil-spill recovery unit is situated in the Kello district to the north of the city of Oulu, and was designed by local

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Garage House by Foomann Architects can be used for car parking or adaptable accommodation

Corrugated-metal cladding contrasts with an angled white-painted brick wall at this robust and economical house in Melbourne, which features a ground-floor living area that can be used alternatively as a garage. Local studio Foomann Architects designed the house for clients who purchased a site occupied at its opposite end by another property in which they

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Kate Darby and David Connor preserve rotting structure in conversion of 18th-century cottage

David Connor Design and Kate Darby Architects have transformed a tumbledown cottage in England’s West Midlands into a home and studio, enveloping the ruined old structure in a shell of black corrugated metal. David Connor and Kate Darby set about preserving the 300-year-old timbers, erecting a new steel frame over the listed ruins and cladding it in blackened corrugated

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Nishizawa Architects adds movable walls to multi-family home in southern Vietnam 

Nishizawa Architects has replaced the facade and interior walls of this residence in Vietnam’s An Giang province with moveable corrugated metal panels to create a “half-outdoors” dwelling for three families. The house, which is set in the city of Chau Doc, is close to the Mekong river and raised on pilotis above flood-prone grounds. It is shared

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Kouichi Kimura completes steel-wrapped home and studio for photographer in Shiga

Sheets of corrugated steel envelop the upper storey of this house and studio for a photographer in Japan’s Shiga prefecture, which was designed by local architect Kouichi Kimura to feature an interior that makes dramatic play of light and shadow. Kimura, of Japanese studio Form, designed the project called House for a Photographer as a live-in studio. Located on a countryside road, and opposite

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CCPM Arquitectos slots skinny corrugated-metal home into dense Buenos Aires neighbourhood

This small and narrow townhouse by Argentinian practice CCPM Arquitectos is slotted into a gap in a tightly packed neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. The white, corrugated-metal roofs of the 89-square-metre residence slope in varying directions and at different gradients in accordance with the cramped plot. Constanza Chiozza and Pedro Magnasco of Buenos Aires studio CCPM Arquitectos added slivers of glazing and windows wherever

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Christ & Gantenbein uses green curtains to merge a pavilion with its parkland setting

Designed by Basel-based studio Christ & Gantenbein for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg, Germany, this simple pavilion features a corrugated metal roof and retractable canvas walls. The pavilion was erected in the town’s Luthergarten park to host a presentation on Swiss Protestantism as part of a show named World Reformation Exhibition. Dozens of

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Tandem’s Melbourne house features folded cladding interrupted by rusty steel window frames

The curving corrugated-metal exterior of this house in Melbourne by local studio Tandem forms a continuous surface that encloses small pocket gardens. Tandem created the True North House for a tapering triangular plot in the Kensington neighbourhood of Melbourne, which was previously occupied by a decaying 1950s cottage and a stables built in the 1880s.

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Atelier XÜK adds wedge-shaped roof extension to Spanish-style villa in Shanghai

Atelier XÜK has added a corrugated-metal attic room to this Spanish colonial-style house, which was designed in the 1920s by a Hungarian architect for a plot in Shanghai’s French quarter. The villa that local studio Atelier XÜK renovated and extended was originally designed by architect Ladislav Hudec. It is located in a part of the city known

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Tents create guest bedrooms with panoramic views at Peggy Deamer’s New Zealand retreat

The main living areas of this compact holiday home near New Zealand’s Kaipara Harbour are arranged perpendicular to a platform that provides space for three tents used to accommodate guests. Yale School of Architecture professor Peggy Deamer often works in nearby Auckland and wanted to build herself a simple and affordable rural retreat that was

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Wingårdh transforms roofless freight depot into Malmö Market Hall

Sheets of pre-rusted red steel cover the new extension to a dilapidated freight depot in Malmö, which has been converted into a covered food market by Swedish studio Wingårdh. The clients, brother and sister Nina Totté Karyd and Martin Karyd, asked Wingårdh to convert and extend the brick shell to provide a new space for market vendors and restauranteurs in the Swedish city. The studio repaired

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Black corrugated metal encases loft-inspired interiors of Tokyo house by TakaTina

American studio TakaTina has created a stark family home on the outskirts of Tokyo, featuring bright white interiors inspired by the client’s previous Brooklyn loft apartment and an inky black exterior. The New York based architects, husband-and-wife team Takaaki and Christina Kawabata, were commissioned to design the house for a family of four in a residential area west of the Japanese

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Invisible Studio builds fibreglass prototyping workshop at its growing woodland campus

British practice Invisible Studio has completed a model-making shed beside its self-built studio in the Bath woodland, using a combination of timber grown and milled on site, and corrugated fibreglass. The Ghost Barn will be used for prototyping full-sized structures at Invisible Studio’s growing research facility in southwest English, where it accompanies a studio built from recycled materials and a long-drop composting toilet. As with the previous

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Arii Arie Architects uses angled windows to create tilted roofs for Japanese house extension

Tokyo-based Arii Arie Architects has added a series of corrugated-metal blocks to a 1980s house in central Japan, and used wooden beams and angular windows to prop up their mono-pitched roofs. Arii Irie Architects were tasked by a middle-aged couple to design a new house next to their current residence, which was built in 1983. The clients decided to keep their old

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Delordinaire raises High House above snowy Quebec countryside to protect an outdoor lounge

Stilts elevate this small winter cabin by Delordinaire above a snow-laden slope in Quebec, sheltering beneath its base an outdoor living space with a warming stove. Panels of white concrete and corrugated metal clad the external surfaces to create a crisp gabled outline, but inside the wooden substructure is left exposed to create warm-toned living spaces. Ample windows in

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Rusty steel wedges surround desert garden in Chile’s Atacama Desert

A cluster of mono-pitched volumes clad in earthy pre-weathered steel shelters a mini oasis at the centre of this cultural facility in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Santiago-based architects Emilio Marín and Juan Carlos López collaborated on the design of the centre, which was built alongside the first wind farm to be installed in northern Chile. The site is

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Adam Kane adds gabled artist’s studio and gallery to Australian home

Architect Adam Kane has added a garage and painting studio to a house in the Australian state of Victoria, which features pitched corrugated-metal roofs, cement walls and pared-back interiors. Local architect Adam Kane placed the studio at right angles to the residence to orient it towards indirect southern light, while the garage is placed opposite. The arrangement of the Blackwood Studio creates a courtyard in

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Moxon adds red metal and larch extension to farmhouse in Scottish Highlands

London studio Moxon has restored an old granite farmhouse in the Scottish Highlands, and added a larch and metal extension with a matching gabled profile. The 18th-century farmhouse, named Coldrach, is located in the Cairngorms National Park in northeast Scotland. It was derelict prior to the renovation works. Moxon’s gabled extension echoes the form and proportions of the farmhouse, but

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Melbourne’s Sorrento House is a modern take on Australian seaside architecture

Vibe Design Group has reinterpreted the traditional Australian beach house to create a timber and glass residence sheltered beneath a folded metal roof. The Brisbane architecture and design studio used forms and materials typical of the country’s seaside architecture for its Sorrento House, which is located on the Mornington Peninsula to the south of Melbourne. From the street the

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Shanghai office transformed into aluminium-clad tech incubator by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has transformed an ageing Shanghai office block into a business incubator, featuring a new translucent aluminium skin (+ slideshow). The Scandinavian firm was tasked with overhauling an office block at the CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park – an office campus just outside the city centre – to create a new hub for startup tech companies. The More

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Climbing wall provides roof access at Cache Creek Residence by Carney Logan Burke

A climbing wall runs up one side of this corrugated metal-clad house in Jackson, Wyoming, by local architecture firm Carney Logan Burke (+ slideshow). Cache Creek Residence was designed for a long-time resident who wanted a cost-effective, modern house to contrast with the “tired, pedestrian neighbourhood” in the east of the city. Tasked with making More

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The Tinhouse by Rural Design is a self-built corrugated-metal dwelling on a Scottish island

Scottish architecture studio Rural Design has completed a shed-like holiday home on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, featuring corrugated aluminium walls that reference local agricultural buildings (+ slideshow). Rural Design founders Gill Smith and Alan Dickson designed and built The Tinhouse as a year-round rental home. The husband-and-wife team let it the property while also operating their architecture practice in the town More

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Z4Z4 commissions sci-fi photoshoot for half-sunken house in Madrid

Three corrugated cylinders are raised on stilts above subterranean living spaces and gardens to form this Madrid house by Z4Z4, which is captured in a science-fiction-inspired photoshoot (+ 360-degree videos). Z4Z4 founder Rafael Beneytez designed Tobogan House for a client who wanted an unconventionally shaped home. She wanted her family to be able to comfortably spend time together, but also some have privacy from each More

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Benn + Penna completes corrugated metal cabin in the Australian bush

This pill-shaped corrugated-metal cabin contains a reading room for a rural retreat in Australia’s Barragorang Valley (+ slideshow). Southern Highlands House was designed by Sydney studio Benn + Penna as an addition to a bush retreat owned by a couple who like to escape from the city at the weekends. Situated around three hours by car from More

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Recessed windows frame pools and courts in Salburúa Civic Center by ACXT

Large windows provide glimpses of a pair of swimming pools and a maroon sports court within this corrugated metal community centre by ACXT, located in Spain’s Basque Country (+ slideshow). The Salburúa Civic Center hosts a combination of sporting, cultural and administrative services in the new Salburúa neighbourhood of Vitoria-Gasteiz – the capital city of the region. The different functions of the More

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Children’s centre with a dipping roof by Dorte Mandrup encloses a Copenhagen courtyard

One corner of this aluminium-clad children’s centre in Copenhagen by Danish architect Dorte Mandrup dips down to let sunlight pass into a courtyard behind. The Ama’r Children’s Culture House is situated in the Øresundsvej neighbourhood of Amager, Copenhagen’s most densely populated island. The L-shaped volume is fixed at either end to two existing brick blocks to form a continuous loop More

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WHY expands Louisville’s Speed Art Museum with a corrugated metal facade

Los Angeles architecture firm wHY has completed an expansion of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring facades of fritted glass and corrugated metal panels. The project includes the renovation of the 1927 Beaux Arts building and a pair of new additions, including a 5,500-square-metre North Pavilion housing the modern and contemporary art galleries. The More

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Galvez Autunno creates black housing blocks with jagged rooflines in Patagonia

Galvez Autunno Arquitectos has completed a cluster of residential buildings in the small Argentinian town of Las Heras, each featuring sloped roofs and black metal cladding (+ slideshow). The project was designed by the Argentinian firm for the province of Santa Cruz, which sits on the Patagonian plateau. The development encompasses two clusters of housing blocks called Calle Roca and More

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Casey Brown builds metal-clad house and stables in an Australian national park

Corrugated iron and pre-weathered steel clad this shed-like house and stables, completed by Casey Brown Architects in the bushland of Australia’s Kosciuszko National Park (+ slideshow). Located close to the village of Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains, Crackenback Stables was designed by Sydney-based Casey Brown to provide five stables, accommodation for the stable manager, plus a self-contained two-bedroom property. The architects More

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Wavy concrete roof shelters corrugated metal kindergarten by Gabriel Verd in Spain

Black and green letters decorate the corrugated metal cladding of this kindergarten located in southwest Spain by Gabriel Verd Arquitectos (+ slideshow). The Seville-base studio was asked to add the kindergarten to the La Barrosa primary school in Chiclana de la Frontera, a town in Spain’s Cádiz region. Known as the Infant Pavilion, the 1,000-square-metre building is set on More

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Mabire-Reich’s Landscape House features metal walls and a sloping roof terrace

Corrugated aluminium clads this extension to a house in Nantes, France, by local studio Mabire-Reich, which also boasts a decked terrace covering its entire roof (+ slideshow). The extension was designed by Marie-Hélène Reich and Antoine Mabire as an addition to their own home, which had become too small for their growing family. The original 1930s house is More

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Sarah Wigglesworth adds new metal skin to London factory containing artists’ studios

Sarah Wigglesworth Architects has renovated an early-20th century industrial building to create studios for a charity that supports artists struggling to find affordable workspaces in London (+ slideshow). Sarah Wigglesworth Architects overhauled the dilapidated structure for arts charity SPACE, which operates 18 artist studio buildings providing workspaces for 700 artists across London. Situated in east London’s Hackney neighbourhood, More

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Freshwest creates corrugated iron office on a riverside terrace in Wales

This small office space by Freshwest features an inverted roof, corrugated metal siding and a folding glass door that opens onto the banks of the River Teifi in west Wales (+ slideshow). Rivershed provides a satellite office in the town of Newcastle Emlyn for the organisers of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, an annual international design competition for More

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Dark corrugated cladding covers Mariana Palacios’ self-designed holiday home in Argentina

Black corrugated metal covers this residence designed by architect Mariana Palacios as a holiday getaway for herself in a remote area of Cordoba, Argentina (+ slideshow). It took Palacios 10 years to track down a suitable site for the family holiday home, which she designed with the help of architects Verónica Oddone and Javier Sánchez. The corrugated metal More

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Five buildings surround a courtyard to form Danish summerhouse by Jarmund/Vigsnæs

This Danish summerhouse by Norwegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects is split into five buildings “like a miniature village” to enclose a wind-sheltered courtyard in the middle (+ slideshow). Summerhouse in Denmark was designed by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects for a family of five and their dog. It occupies a windy site in a village at the northern tip of More

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Corrugated steel provides durable facade for rural Australian home by Glow Design Group

This shed-inspired house in rural Victoria, Australia, features a low-maintenance fire-resistant facade of corrugated steel that also helps to reflect heat, keeping the building cool in summer (+ slideshow). The three-bedroom property was designed by Melbourne studio Glow Design Group for a couple with one child and another due soon. They asked for a contemporary, energy-efficient home that would make the […]

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Jun Sekino replaces earthquake-damaged school in Thailand with stilted classrooms

Bangkok-based architect Jun Sekino designed these elevated classrooms in northern Thailand in response to a severe earthquake, which destroyed the school’s original building (+ slideshow). The earthquake struck Chiang Rai Province in May 2014, ruining 73 schools and leaving over 2,000 students without classrooms. A programme was set up by charity Design for Disasters (D4D) to build nine […]

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Warehouse in Portugal by João Mendes Ribeiro used to exhibit Andy Warhol artwork

Portuguese architect João Mendes Ribeiro designed this corrugated steel and concrete warehouse for a components manufacturer, but prior to moving in its art collector-owner filled the space with work by Andy Warhol, John Baldessari and Antony Gormley (+ slideshow). João Mendes Ribeiro was commissioned to design the Adémia office and warehouse building by António Albertino in an industrial area […]

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Yoda Architecture pairs perforated brick with corrugated iron for a rural French home

Half brick, half corrugated iron, this house in the northern French countryside by Yoda Architecture aims to meld together the local urban and agricultural typologies (+ slideshow). Designed by Robin Lamarche and Julien Chabert – co-founders of local studio Yoda Architecture – Maison B provides a 100-square-metre home for a family in Herrin, a commune near Lille. The house […]

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Graal Architecture adds trio of corrugated metal cabins to a kindergarten in France

These three corrugated zinc and galvanised steel cabins by Graal Architecture provide a stilted reading room and sports hall for a nursery school in western Paris (+ slideshow). The Parisian studio added the structures to the Alliés de Chavannes nursery school in Mantes-la-Ville, a western suburb of Paris, to provide additional capacity. Two of the three structures are raised […]

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Courtyard house by Levenbetts embraces its wooded landscape in Princeton

This house in Princeton, New Jersey by New York studio Levenbetts is organised around a courtyard, offering views of a private garden as well as out to the surrounding woodland (+ slideshow). Set on a three-acre plot (1.2 hectares) in the affluent university suburb, the 2500-square foot (762 square metres) house is clad in white vertically-oriented corrugated metal […]

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Corrugated metal clads Brooklyn townhouse by Etelamaki Architecture

Working with a tight budget, Brooklyn-based Etelamaki Architecture has transformed a crumbling two-unit townhouse into a modern family home in the borough’s South Slope neighbourhood (+ slideshow). Clad in corrugated-metal sheeting with accent panels of perforated aluminium, South Slope Townhouse asserts a contemporary presence on an eclectic block of old houses and new condominium buildings. When the […]

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Montreal home updated with corrugated metal cladding and a vibrant staircase

La Shed Architecture has renovated an old residence in a Montreal neighbourhood, adding a roof terrace flanked by corrugated metal and a bright red-orange staircase (+ slideshow). Canadian studio La Shed carried out significant remodelling works to Maison de Gaspé, a two-storey home and garage in the district of Villeray to create a home for a couple and their two young children. According to the […]

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House and art studio by Alphaville features a diamond-shaped plan and a pointed roof

A wooden spine extends beneath the diagonally pitched roof of this diamond-shaped house and artist’s studio in Japan (+ slideshow). Kyoto office Alphaville designed the faceted building in Shiga Prefecture as a workspace for a painter and designer, and as a home for the couple and their young son. “It is a space where they can spend a whole day with […]
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Bamboo-framed canopy shades Kolkata community centre by Schilder Scholte

A corrugated steel roof supported by bamboo columns provides shelter for three buildings, a bicycle workshop and a playground at this community centre in India (+ slideshow). Rotterdam-based Schilder Scholte Architecten was commissioned by non-profit organisation Pani to build the Pani Community Centre in Rajarhat, a new town to the north-east of Bengal city Kolkata – formerly Calcutta. Related story: […]
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Glazed walls frame a corner courtyard at Mallorca office building by RipollTizon

Corrugated steel surfaces front most sides of this office building on an industrial estate in Mallorca, but glazed walls frame a public courtyard in one corner (+ slideshow). The building is located close to the town of Calvià in the southwest corner of the Balearic island, and was designed by local firm RipollTizon to accommodate new offices and customer service facilities for […]
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