In designing a home extension that would hold the owner's private collection of photographs, prints, and lithographs, Gianni Botsford Architects opted for a literal interpretation. The home's facade is covered in an abstract latticework of Corten steel, which is steel with an intentionally rusted finish. These steel beams intersect with one another around glass, giving the full facade the look of picture frames, which is appropriate considering the art inside.
Corten steel is an integral material in the home extension as a whole. Beyond the facade, the rusted look is all over the interior design pieces too. The photographs and other artwork inside are actually held up on rusted frames, and indeed an entire wall full of cabinets is covered in the material.