from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any type of weathering steel, a steel alloy which does not require painting and acquires a stable, rust-like appearance over time


From the trademarked name COR-TEN (Wiktionary)


  • Exterior cladding and roofing options include timber, corten steel, fibre cement, rubber, aluminum or zinc.

    Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space | Inhabitat

  • A box of “corten” steel wraps a prism of glass that lights itself at night in different colors, almost as if it was letting escape some of the light that glows inside.

    Club NOX by Metro Arquitectura

  • In the “corten” steel box, no edges, the dark steel sheet, sometimes curved, rugged, gets rustier as the time goes by creating an even bigger contrast between these two elements.

    Club NOX by Metro Arquitectura

  • Apparently a588 and a606 is the real name for “corten”

    Build Blog » Cor-ten Architectural Siding

  • By sean, May 15, 2008 @ 3:46 pm i was wondering if anyone knew of a good source where i could obtain corten. if you do it would really help. we are trying to use it on the interior and exterior of a building and are haveing trouble finding a good distributor.

    Build Blog » Cor-ten Architectural Siding

  • The corten weathers quite nicely here in the northwest with all of the salty sea air.

    Build Blog » Rainscreens

  • What type of fasteners did you use with the corten panels on the Camano Island project?

    Build Blog » Rainscreens

  • Ella tiene un puesto afuera de su casa y cuenta con la ayuda de su hija para la preparación de esta comida, pues se requiere de varias manos que corten los limones y piquen las cebollas, que es la labor más molesta.

    Kiva Loans

  • The corten steel, industrial finishes and old barn wood used for floors and steps is practical yet evocative of past and location.

    The Seattle Times

  • It was pretty cool, with an interesting texture on the concrete, and some corten steel. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at


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