Examples of Corten Steel Cladding

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Examples of Corten Steel Cladding

Postby swallowed » Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:36 pm

I've been looking for some good examples of corten cladding for a project but I'm finding it hard to come across many on the net. Have a few examples in books but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Examples of Corten Steel Cladding

Postby trace » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:47 pm

Search google for the material itself, I believe its architectural use began in the 1950s with John Deere by Eero Saarinen, later Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates. Dinkeloo is reputed to have been the man. Check out its use on later projects on http://krjda.com/ - also used by KRJDA at Ford Foundation, Cummins Engine Company Components Plant (UK), Richardson-Vicks, Inc. Headquarters.

The sculptor Anthony Caro made much use of the material in the 1970s, as did architect-sculptor Eamonn O'Doherty with his 1985 hooker sails in Galway's Eyre Square http://www.galwayenterprise.ie/photodestination/images/fountain1_JPG.gif.

Recent architectural uses include the SchwabenGallerie in Stuttgart by Berlin architects Léon Wohlhage Wernik http://www.graphisoft.com/community/success_stories/leon.html, Ian Ritchie's Concert Platform, Crystal Palace Park, London http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/crystalpalacepark/index.htm, Brady Mallalieu's Barra Park Open Air Theatre in London http://www.riai.ie/gallery.html?type=regional&year=2005&item=21 and the amazing, snake-like Natural History Museum in Niigata Prefecture by Takaharu and Yui Tezuka http://www.ad.ntust.edu.tw/grad/think/92modernwork/02/A9213016/A9213016/museum/index.htm.
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Re: Examples of Corten Steel Cladding

Postby swallowed » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:54 am

Wow thank you for such a great response there.
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Re: Examples of Corten Steel Cladding

Postby alan d » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:57 am

sorry don't know where you're based, but if it's the UK, the Architect's Journal did a feature on Ian Ritchie's new Courtyard Theatre on 07.09.06 . It's clad entirely in corten and includes details and spec. Also references the contractor supplier. ZNS Van Damn in Holland.

Maybe you get the AJ in Ireland, anyway?
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Re: Examples of Corten Steel Cladding

Postby goneill » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:17 pm

John Winter's house in Highgate, London uses it. He was kind enough to give me a guided tour of it about twenty years ago. He mentioned that there was the unforseen problem of the ventilation panels rusting closed, and that the building was set out on an imperial measurement (4' - 00") but when the panels actually arrived after a long British Steel strike, the company had changed to metric and supplied 1200 wide panels. A 20mm wide strip had to be welded on to each panel.

Architectural Review, The, Oct, 2005


Ever since John Winter audaciously clad his seminal Highgate house in a skin of weathering steel back in 1969, Cor-ten's quasi industrial aesthetic of shipyard and factory floor has become globally ubiquitous. According to Neil Jackson, in his entertaining study of the genre in The Modern Steel House, it took seven years for Winter's little building to slowly acquire the coveted purplish-brown patina of worn-out boiler plating. Now pre-weathered Cor-ten clads the world, from police stations and parking lots to OMA's Las Vegas Guggenheim (June 2002). Yet it never quite loses its quality of otherness, as demonstrated by its use in this recent Brussels apartment block. Here the 'instant' patina of age and distress still provides a bracing shock of the new and unusual amid wedding cake historicism.
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