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January 16, 2013
damienharte wrote:
What type of metal is used here?
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mild carbon steel
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August 3, 2012
Terry Mitchell wrote:
Love this look! Is there anything other than the metal holding the dirt back?
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damienharte
is it mild steel?
   January 16, 2013 at 7:21AM
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yes, it is mild steel.
   February 6, 2013 at 1:34PM
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November 13, 2013
sunvalleygirl wrote:
Any Heat Problems? - This is quite beautiful and inspiring. We are considering doing something similar in our landscape. Do you know if these steel sections get super hot? I am obsessed with this look, but have concerns for plants, children and dogs playing outside in the summer. Also, did you treat the metal with anything to keep it a charcoal color versus rust? Thank you!

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Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: Getting a Feel for Steel
Outdoor UsesBecause it's a durable, naturally weathering material, steel can also be used in landscapes. Richard Serra's sculptures, made of weathering steel, are fitting examples. The architects here have used it as a clean edge to define terraces and negotiate changes in elevation. Note the crisp edges and intentional battering of the vertical planes. Battering the retaining walls this way makes for a stronger wall, as the overturning force is greatest at the base, and the wall is positioned in a way to restrain that force. True in material and form, the steel becomes another texture and color in the landscape, highlighting an intentionally engineered intervention.

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