Architecture

Today we like: weathering steel

Centro Multiusos de Lamego by Barbosa Guimaraes

Weathering steel – often known by the brand name Corten – continues to remain popular with architects. The pre-rusted metal, which is created when chemicals are used to speed up the oxidisation process, has recently been used to clad a Brisbane community centre and a mountaintop family retreat. The rust forms a weatherproof layer of protection. See all our stories about weathering steel »

Postmodern architecture: San Cataldo Cemetery by Aldo Rossi

Postmodern architecture: San Cataldo Cemetery by Aldo Rossi

Pomo summer: Aldo Rossi's unfinished San Cataldo Cemetery in Modena, Italy, is considered one of the first and most important Postmodern buildings. As part of our Postmodernism series we explore how the architect, who denied being part of the controversial movement, designed the seminal building in 1971 while recovering from a car crash (+ slideshow). More »