Often inspired by agricultural or industrial buildings, metal siding houses also showcase the way contemporary architecture can sometimes blur the line between design and sculpture. On this page, you can discover imaginative projects completed by architecture firms from all over the world and sited in areas as varied as desert landscapes and urban settings. While individual and one of a kind, these modern exterior houses all have something in common: their metal cladding. Geometric forms, organic silhouettes, and modern takes on the traditional barn or agricultural shed typology give these modern exterior houses a distinctive look.
Apart from featuring idiosyncratic shapes or asymmetric designs, these projects also use the metal siding as a defining aspect of the design. Corten steel with an orange, reddish hue; silver gray corrugated metal sheets; or zinc cladding designed to develop a patina over time can all significantly alter an architectural concept. Here you can find metal siding houses with a range of exterior finishes as well as different designs. These contemporary dwellings also vary widely in size. Some are compact, off-grid cabins while others are sprawling family retreats.
Built in coastal areas, among agricultural fields, at the edge of a woodland, or in a metropolis, these metal siding houses always succeed in making a lasting impression. Creative designs include asymmetric buildings with triangular windows, stacked and cantilevered volumes that open to breathtaking views, or organic designs that complement – and mirror – surrounding sand dunes. Here you can also find minimalist twists on the classic gabled roof barns, with modern exterior houses completed with either Corten steel or zinc cladding.