From Mountainous Metallic Abodes to Shipwreck-Inspired Buildings

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Published: Mar 16, 2014
These examples of metal architecture range from structures set high on a mountaintop, ready to brace the elements, to designs done purely for aesthetic reasons. What's intriguing is just how many types of buildings can be put together with this type of material.

With the correct insulation used along with the metal exterior, a house made from this material can withstand the worse of the elements. From gale-force winds to sleet and snow, those living inside can rest with a better peace of mind. Perhaps one of the most impressive pieces of metal architecture here is the house situated in the Swiss alps designed by Savioz Fabrizzi. It was recently updated to include solar panels and an improved heating system to survive the harsh conditions at such high altitudes.