This Home is Made from Pre-Rusted Steel for Low-Maintenance

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 20, 2016
References: wernerfield & dezeen
Dallas-based studio 'Wernerfield' recently designed a low-maintenance weekend home that is made from concrete, glass and pre-rusted steel. For many people it can be difficult to maintain a secondary residence. As a result, architects are looking for new ways to make low-maintenance homes for those who are interested in owning more than one property.

The 'CCR1 Residence' is a rural retreat located about 60 miles outside of Dallas. Although the home is situated in a rural area, it is made from industrial materials that give it a distinct urban look. The dwelling features concrete and glass volumes that gives the home its sharp, rectilinear shape. The home's exterior is also covered with pre-rusted steel, which is a low-maintenance material. As the designers explain, "The goal of the design was to provide an artful and low-maintenance retreat that would blend in with the site."