ArchInspire is a site devoted to inspiring and unique architectural styles.  One entry features a modern farmhouse clad in black zinc.  “The use of black cladding is designed to echo the sheet metal clad agricultural barns nearby and to be visually recessive.”  One more example of zinc’s appeal in modern architecture, used not only for its durability and sustainability, but also for its undeniable style.black_zinc_house

Source: “Black Zinc Low Energy Building House Design.” Archinspire. 19 January 2010.