ndeed, if there is any place where Corten is at risk of being overused, it is in landscape architecture. At the Interior Design Show in Toronto earlier this year, the landscape architect Joel Loblaw joked that the world might actually run out of the material given how much it is now being used in landscape design.
Albert Mondor, one of Canada's most renowned garden designers, began working with rusted steel, a close alternative, three years ago. He saw a pile of it while he was working on a project for a recycling company and was inspired to work with it. Earlier this summer, he used it for his Garden of Glass and Metal, created for Montreal International Mosaicultures, a horticultural exhibition in its fifth iteration this year. "It has almost the same colour as the soil, which is great. It highlights your plants," said Mondor. And yet it is also very modern. "It gives a really contemporary look."