For cladding that’s handsome and durable, Taylor Smyth Architects turns to VM ZINC. According to its manufacturer, the titanium/zinc alloy is highly corrosion-resistant and will last 40 to 100 years. “It requires no painting,” says Taylor, “and, in its natural state, will gradually darken over the years.” The metal is shown on this Taylor Smyth house. Umicore Building Products USA, 919.874.7173; www.vmzinc-us.com.
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