September 10, 2012


I love expression of materiality in design. Not treated. Not painted. Raw. A product chosen for its durability, texture or natural patina, often requiring little to no maintenance. Think of stone, glass, or in the case of this lovely¬†Portland¬†home, Galvanized Steel. This material is created by coating raw steel in layers of zinc oxide, which protects against rust. The best part of this process, is the warm color created, which provides shimmer, reflectivity and a textural effect given its form. It’s easy to install, as it comes in large panels, and can be cut to size. It’s a DIY project in the making. I find it to be an interesting and expressive alternative to traditional siding, and love the fact that I don’t have to paint!

Images sourced at Houzz

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