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Corten steel: its multiple uses from decoration to architecture

Corten Steel: flower pots, gates, facade cladding, the Corten can be used everywhere

When we talk about Corten Steel, in our region, we quickly think of the Soulages Museum in Rodez.

Corten steel is a self-patinated steel with forced surface corrosion, used for its appearance and resistance to atmospheric conditions, in architecture, construction and art mainly in outdoor sculpture.

Raw materials have always been appreciated by architects.

The Corten, which has the appearance of a rusty steel, but without degrading, enhances its environment. In addition, its ocher color gives beautiful colorations when lit by the setting sun.

In the case of the Soulages Museum, “The Corten steel whose patina bears the mark of time fits perfectly into the plant environment of the park. It is not an inert and sanitized material. Moreover, its chromaticism is reminiscent of the pink sandstone of Rodez “, explained RCR architects in 2008. The nuances of this steel also evoke the work of Pierre Soulages.

Near us, OSI Design, in Vauvert, one of our partners, has become a master in the use of Corten, especially for the creation of his flower boxes. Benoit Gillet architect, in Calvisson, also uses Corten steel,  (gates, facade cladding, footbridge, landscaping, staircase …).

We like corten steel

Our tips : La Maison Papillons

La Maison Papillons : Just Magic!

Olivier and Caroline, nature and animal lovers, have found their “rare pearl” in this unspoilt region of mass tourism. Magnificent Mas in Montclus, classified “One of the most beautiful village in France”.
The Butterflies House is a splendid guest house located in an exceptional environment. Recently renovated by Caroline and Olivier with taste and refinement “The Butterflies House” offers you in summer or on request in the year, accommodation for the week or weekend for a capacity of 12/18 people. They will receive you with the kindness and the poetry that characterize them.

Caroline and Olivier? We love them!

Plus d’infos : http://lamaisonpapillons.fr/     https://www.instagram.com/lamaisonpapillons/


They inspire us : Glenn MURCUTT architect

All we love ! Glenn MURCUTT australien architecte

Born July 25, 1936 in London, Glenn MURCUTT is an Australian architect, winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 2002. Glenn Murcutt, is known for its integrated homes. Glen Murcutt lives in Sydney and is the first Australian to win the award.

He defends the idea of ​​an architecture with minimal impact on the environment. Although his buildings are often far from cities, which conflicts with the principles of sustainable architecture, his projects and the bioclimatic techniques he has invented and developed in them are an inspiring example.

Glenn Murcutt’s work is on a human scale. The materials he uses, such as corrugated iron, are quite ordinary. Glenn Murcutt is an idealist who decided to work alone to achieve his goals. His plans are influenced by the terrain and climate of his native Australia.

Glenn Murcutt has been and still is a huge source of inspiration!

Out-of-the-ordinary place : L’épicerie du Cloître in Arles

Miam miam sympa ! Nice place to be!

In a small shady place, Open Box is a tavern where you can prepare original tapas in the form of “bento” to be savored at the counter or on the terrace! You will also find a grocery corner: vinegars, sauces, spices … but also homemade cans (fish from the Conserveira de Lisboa, Italian vegetables, etc.) to eat on the spot or take home! The small plates are often elaborated with the superb organic vegetables of the Chassagnette

It’s really a nice and friendly place. We love it!

Open every night of the week and at noon on weekends

Tél : 04 88 09 10 10 lepicerie@hotel-cloitre.com

Deco idea: our favorite chair of the moment

S 33 cantilever chair in chromed steel tube with leather seat and back. An icon of twentieth century design.

In the prestigious Bahaus school, in the 1920s, the greatest artists and designers of the beginning of the century will teach the younger generations drawing, architecture and the visual arts, or simply collaborate with the famous institute. Among them, big names, such as Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, Franck Lloyd Wright, or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam will collaborate and design models of chairs with no feet at the back (cantilever chair) using tubular steel. The cantilever cantilever chair or sled base chair, a kind of cantilever suspension chair with no rear legs, is considered one of the most important 20th century discoveries in the field of design.

And we love it! Don’t you?