Harmon is a fan of exposed steel because of the wonderful way it expresses a building's assembly, as it does with this house he designed. That it contains pre- and post-consumer recycled content is a bonus. The steel industry says the product's strength and durability have made residential framing one of its most popular applications, representing 50 percent of annual construction spending by market. American Iron and Steel Institute, 202.452.7100; www.steel.org.

Frank Harmon Architect
frank harmon, faia
raleigh, n.c.