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45 Examples of Metal Architecture

From Mountainous Metallic Abodes to Shipwreck-Inspired Buildings

— March 16, 2014 — Art & Design
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.
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Oceanic Recreation Pavilions
Oceanic Recreation Pavilions
The Liège Ice Rink by L’Escaut is Built to Resemble a Whal
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Crinkled Steel Facades
Crinkled Steel Facades
The M03 House is Newly Fitted with a Lightweight Metal Roof Extension
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Monolithic Glacier Museums
Monolithic Glacier Museums
The Glacarium Resembles the Very Formations it Hopes to Save
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Metal Lace Exteriors
Metal Lace Exteriors
The Beautiful Elsbethen Site Extension by Trint + Kreuder d.n.a
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Symmetrical Honeycomb Stores
Symmetrical Honeycomb Stores
This New Furniture Store in Brazil Boasts Honeycomb Designs
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Scrap Metal Surf Shacks
Scrap Metal Surf Shacks
The Third Wave Kiosk in Australia by Tony Hobba Architects Reclaims Waste
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Sleek Sliced Metal Complexes
Sleek Sliced Metal Complexes
Beijing's Wangjing Soho Complex is a Contemporary Architecture Dream
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Malleable Skyscrapers
Malleable Skyscrapers
The Kinetower Unites Movable Design and Architecture
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Silver Spaceship Structures
Silver Spaceship Structures
The OCT Design Museum by Studio Pei-Zhu is Inspired by the Ocean
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Sci-Fi Angular Abodes
Sci-Fi Angular Abodes
The Hironaka House by Ken Yokogawa Brings Bold Architecture to the Suburbs
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Modern Faceted Abodes
Modern Faceted Abodes
The Palms House Gives a Sense of Privacy via Its Metal Enclosure
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Metallic Ribbon Exteriors
Metallic Ribbon Exteriors
The Performance Center Alexanderhoehe Features a Unique Linkage Space
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Metal Cloud Architecture
Metal Cloud Architecture
The Experience Music Project in Seattle by Frank Gehry Houses a Sci-Fi Mu
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Boxy Metallic Abodes
Boxy Metallic Abodes
The Sluijmer & Van Leeuwen Villa Horatiuslaan House is Roomy and Rectangular
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Sawtoothed Skyline Architecture
Sawtoothed Skyline Architecture
(RE)Configured-Assemblage Rebuilds the City with Recycled Metal
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Metallic Brick Mansions
Metallic Brick Mansions
The Grzywinski+Pons Dutchess House No. 1 is Magnificent
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Metal-Clad Cottages
Metal-Clad Cottages
The Aluminum Cabin Mirrors the Mineral Aesthetic of its Rough Site
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Ink Splatter Architecture
Ink Splatter Architecture
The Linkong SOHO Building Will Have You Zip-Zagging Through Its Hallways
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Roof-Raising Residences
Roof-Raising Residences
Javier Corvalan Designs a Home with a Unique Self-Ventilation System
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Modernized Barn Abodes
Modernized Barn Abodes
The Stables by Andy Ramus Houses Humans Not Horses
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Mountainous Metallic Abodes
Mountainous Metallic Abodes
The Mountain House by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes Naturally Blends In
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Tentacle Transport Systems
Tentacle Transport Systems
Terreform 1 + KARV Designs the Smart DOTS + Soft MOBS Concept
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Sleek Geometric Properties
Sleek Geometric Properties
This Modern Abode by Craft Arquitectos is Fire Truck Red
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Metal-Encased Skyscrapers
Metal-Encased Skyscrapers
The M9D4 Apartments by Architectures Anne Démians Filter Urban Spac
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Shuttered Facade Exteriors
Shuttered Facade Exteriors
IS by Yo Yamagata Architects is a Contemporary Abode in Japan
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Curvy Aluminum Schools
Curvy Aluminum Schools
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Create the 'Lycée Georges Frêche'
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Eternity Puzzle-Inspired Architecture
Eternity Puzzle-Inspired Architecture
The Perth Arena is Futuristically Faceted
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Metal Nest Exteriors
Metal Nest Exteriors
The Manny Building is Covered in Aluminum Bars
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Fanciful Futuristic Facades
Fanciful Futuristic Facades
This Renovation Project has a Sun-Protecting Perforated Metal Shield
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Elegant Spiraling Abodes
Elegant Spiraling Abodes
Toda House by Kimihiko Okada Rests on Stilts
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Mirrored Indoor Slide Abodes
Mirrored Indoor Slide Abodes
The 'Skyhouse' By David Hotson x Ghislaine Vinas is Incredible
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Silver Armadillo Buildings
Silver Armadillo Buildings
The Dalian Shell Museum Houses Calcified Formations
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Metal Mesh Architecture
Metal Mesh Architecture
Marcelo Alvarenga Creates Metallic Knit Storefront for Coven
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Shipwreck-Inspired Buildings
Shipwreck-Inspired Buildings
The Titanic Belfast Pays Tribute to a Doomed Vessel
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Refuge-Encouraging Abodes
Refuge-Encouraging Abodes
The Main Street House by SHED Architecture & Design Stimulates Solace
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Bulging Bladder Abodes
Bulging Bladder Abodes
The Succulent House by Murmur Digests Anatomical Architecture
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Desert Skyscraper Hotels
Desert Skyscraper Hotels
The Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt by Zaha Hadid Are a Cool Oasis
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Pristine Prismatic Buildings
Pristine Prismatic Buildings
The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Toys With Geometry
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Container Stores
Container Stores
Uniqlo Drops Stores in NYC
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Modern Multi-Dimensional Abodes
Modern Multi-Dimensional Abodes
The Private House by Divercity Architects Layers Cubed Elements
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Pleated Metal Architecture
Pleated Metal Architecture
The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid
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Biomorphic Architecture
Biomorphic Architecture
Jet House
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Grain Storage Homes
Grain Storage Homes
Gigaplex's Monte-Silo
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Shipping Container Theatres
Shipping Container Theatres
Platoon Kunsthalle is an Eco-Friendly Space for Artistic Works
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Container Condos
Container Condos
Metal Shutter House in New York
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