The Week in Design, From Reykjavik to Williamsburg

Not Just For Farms: Corrugated Steel Is the Standard in Iceland For New And Old Buildings

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credit: church tower/ Lloyd Alter

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Also in Reykjavik, Lloyd noted that the most common building material, on everything from fancy mansions to churches to liquor stores, was cheap and cheerful corrugated iron (now steel). It was easy to ship and lasts a long time in the challenging climate. Who knew that you could do such wonderful things with what is usually such a prosaic industrial material?

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