More stories about Steel

  • Researchers Develop Steel That Can Bend Like Bamboo

    By modifying steel's granular structure to reflect that of the natural building material, researchers in the U.S. and China were able to improve its mechanical performance under stress.

  • Sculptural Custom Stairwells

    Stairs traditionally have been a practical element in the home used for circulation. Imbuing the clients’ personality or program into this utilitarian space is part of what creating a truly custom home entails. This collection of stairwells showcases how architectural detailing can put the fun in...

  • A Dallas LEED Platinum Home Sits Lightly on the Land

    This 1,490-square-foot residence by Shipley Architects balances on a couple of steel beams, a few inches above the earth.

  • the softer side of steel

    One of the strongest building materials is also a tremendously flexible, decorative spec.