Though it's long been a workhorse cladding material in improvised cities around the world (think Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's favelas), corrugated metal is catching on with professional architects, too, finding its way into private residential commissions in brownstone Brooklyn here in the U.S. and in the Australian town of Margaret River, about 166 miles south of Perth. Masterminded by local firm Archterra Architects, the Bush House, as its known, has all the trappings of contemporary residential designs: a soaring, partially cantilevered roof; spacious, open-plan interiors; and rainwater-collecting cisterns, in a nod to the current vogue for eco-friendliness in architecture. The cladding, however, is more rugged than most modern and contemporary houses: simple sheets of corrugated metal wrap the house, which sits in a wooded, "bushland" site that gives it its name. Take a look.
∙ A light-filled home clad in corrugated steel in the Australian bushland [Contemporist]
∙ All Globe Trotting posts [Curbed]