Stainless Steel in Architecture, Versatility and Utility
30 Sep 2014
Alan Harrison explains why the use of stainless steel is so varied in architectural applications in a magazine article for Architects Datafile.
Since its invention in 1913, stainless steel has been used in a wide variety of architectural applications, stretching back to New York’s famous Chrysler Building in 1929 and taking in iconic projects such as London’s Lloyd’s Building and Canary Wharf. Some of these applications are obvious such as cladding, roofing, handrails and balustrading, and rainwater goods, whereas others, such as stainless steel building support products and reinforcing bars, are not.