Corrugated metal has long been the preferred material for roofing in the case of agricultural and industrial building but lately it also became a popular choice for a lot of modern and contemporary houses. Corrugated metal panels are suitable roofs as well as for exterior walls, offering a series of important advantages over other materials, such as the fact that it’s very cost-effective, durable and sturdy. Today we’re looking at a few projects which make the most of corrugated metal panels and use them in interesting and unconventional ways.
First of all we’ll just say that if you’ve already decided that you want to include a corrugated metal wall feature into the design of your home or office then you should go ahead and build it. This is something that you can actually do yourself and the tutorial offered on remodelaholic can help set you on the right track. The idea here is only to create an accent wall for decorative purposes, not to build a structure from scratch.
Looking at this house from the An Giang province in Vietnam, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that corrugated metal panels are at the very core of its design. That’s because Nishizawa Architects used this material on the new facade and interior walls of the residence. Their objective and the reason why they chose this particular material had to do with the fact they wanted to minimize the contrast between indoor and outdoor spaces and to create a hybrid design which brings the outdoors in and vice versa.
When asked to renovate a 2,000 square foot duplex located outside Austin, in Texas, architect Nick Deaver found inspiration in the sheds he saw on the neighboring properties. It was important for the renovation to be cost-efficient and corrugated metal is the perfect material for that. The architect used this resilient and durable material to give the duplex a new look and a new character, one which allows it to become more rooted into the region by blending in.
Inspiration can come from anywhere and this fact is obvious in the case of this Helsinki restaurant designed by Joanna Laajisto. In order to capture the character and essence of the restaurant as best as possible, the designer found inspiration in the restaurant’s menu. The chef described the food served at OX as classic European with North African influences or in other words classic with a contemporary twist. Corrugated metal panels line the walls of the restaurant and leather sofas and marble tables soften their look and create a classy and welcoming ambiance inside.
Corrugated metal panels, in addition to being cheap, reference both the past and the present and that makes them an ideal choice for renovations of old structures. This, for example, is a renovated three-story house located in New York. Its corrugated metal exterior is inspired by the building’s past and is at the same time a reflection of the future, seeing how we’re more and more inclined towards practical and cost-efficient solutions these days. The renovation was done by Etelamaki Architecture.
This structure is the last remaining shed in the Redfern suburb from Sydney, Australia. In 2011 it was decided that it had to be salvaged and repurposed. That was a task for architect Raffaello Rosselli. He had to transform the old tin shed into an office space and in order to do that he first disassembled the shed and created a new timber frame. Then all the corrugated metal panels salvaged during the disassembly process were repaired and used to cover three facades of the new office.
Corrugated metal panels are great not just for walls and roofs but also fences. The best part about it is that you can build such a fence yourself. It takes some planning, time and effort but the result can be awesome and worth it. You can check out this nice tutorial from digthischick and perhaps use it as a source of inspiration in the future.
As you’re already seen by now, corrugated metal sheets can be used not just to cover the exterior walls of the building but the interior ones as well. Sure, it might not be the best option for spaces like the bedroom or the living room but a game room is a different story. Check out this cool interior design of a lake cottage designed by Hendel Homes in the vicinity of Lake Minnetonka.
We told you over and over again how great corrugated metal roofs are but so far we didn’t show you how one would look like. We’ve chosen this rustic ranch as an example. It has wood-clad walls and beams and a metal roof with patches of different-colored panels and various patinas. The design shows that this material is more versatile that you think.
When you put together a corrugated metal wall and a lot of charming antique furniture pieces and accessories, suddenly the space doesn’t seem so cold and industrial but is rather charming. It can even be done when designing the interior of a bedroom. A great example is this guest room inside an old farmhouse cottage. you can find out all about it and its story on knickoftime.
Don’t want to commit to having an entire wall or roof covered in corrugated metal sheets? That’s ok because you can still bring this material into your home but in smaller pieces. For example, a wood-framed corrugated metal piece can make a lovely wall decoration for the the entryway or other spaces. It’s a nice mix of farmhouse and industrial beauty and you can craft it yourself. Check out knickoftime for details.
There’s yet another great way to use corrugated metal sheets in home projects, one which puts the spotlight on the garden. We’re talking about the fact that you can use metal sheets and wood boards to build raised garden beds for your vegetables and flowers. They’re easy and cheap to build and you can shape them however you want. You can find additional details about this project on mycracygoodlife along with a few tips to help you along the way.