Steel structural components - specifically hollow structural steel - are used throughout the entire building and landscape according to the architect's overall design. Many of these design elements can be found in the entrances of buildings, such as entryways, fences, signs, and planters.
All architects have respected the properties of Corten steel, both for its strength and its distinctive colour. It is a type of steel made with a chemical composition that imparts an oxidation that protects the piece practically without altering its mechanical properties.
Cor-ten steel has reached new heights in popularity. With its unique rusted appearance, weathering steel allows architects to create eye-catching building designs. Contrary to popular belief, most rustic building designs you see today are not made from Cor-ten. Instead, they are constructed using steel that meets ASTM standards.