Singapore Tatler Homes - - HOMES FOCUS -

or­ru­gated steel roofs may look util­i­tar­ian but in Aus­tralia, they are an iconic el­e­ment of the coun­try’s ar­chi­tec­ture. The ori­gins of this dis­tinct look can be cred­ited to John Lysaght, an Ir­ish­man who in 1857 saw the po­ten­tial in cor­ru­gated iron sheet­ing and be­gan ex­port­ing it to Aus­tralia. Its weath­er­proof and sturdy qual­i­ties quickly caught on and builders soon be­gan us­ing it widely in lo­cal homes and com­mer­i­cal build­ings. Since then, NS Bluescope Lysaght has man­u­fac­tured prod­ucts that have quite lit­er­ally shaped the na­tion from iconic cor­ru­gated roofs to large com­mer­cial and in­dus­trial projects; in Sin­ga­pore, the firm has worked on iconic projects such as the Esplanade. Be­sides roof­ing, the brand’s steel coated prod­ucts in­clude walling, fences and struc­tural form­work. With a resur­gence in in­dus­trial-in­spired de­sign around the globe, Lysaght’s coated steel prod­ucts have be­come ever more pop­u­lar as de­sign­ers and ar­chi­tects work to in­cor­po­rate these metal pan­els to add a rugged edge to their projects. With such a wide range of Lysaght prod­ucts to draw upon, we ask ar­chi­tec­tural in­te­rior de­signer Masha Kaya to de­sign a glam­orous home that show­cases the mod­ern ap­peal of the brand’s steel-coated prod­ucts.

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