DMOA Architecten designed the 'Corten House,' a residence located in a suburban area of Antwerp, Belgium, with oxidized steel lamellae.
The material choice influenced the home's design. The steel was first welded onto perforated metal sheets, then installed vertically as a series of tall posts around the facade, creating a protective screen around the house. The posts extend away from the house, giving it a dynamic, three dimensional appearance. Architect Matthias Mattelaer explains that the material had to be "whole" without being closed off. He says, "It had to be a hybrid material [that] let light in, g[ave] views to the outside world [and] mark[ed] a boundary."
The posts extend across the windows on the upper levels of the home, providing privacy and sun protection.
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