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Weathering Steel Facade Dutch Row House

2020-08-03
Corten-A weathering steel is a meterial which oxidates in a short term period, in order to create its own protection, neutralizing its deterioration,due to strong weather resistance of corten steel.
 
Fem Architects has completed a cross-laminated timber house clad in sheets of Corten steel in a twist on the traditional row house in Amsterdam.
 
The weathering steel was chosen as a nod to the Buiksloterham area's historic brick factories.
 
Ridges on the Corten steel panels and window insets allowed for some depth and texture to be brought to the facade, despite the municipality's strict rules about boundary lines.
 
White walls, concrete floors and a lightweight steel frame for the staircase and balustrades maximise the sense of openness and light in the interiors.
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