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Surface attraction – 10 great cladding solutions

Along with the architecture of a home, its skin has a massive design impact – check out these diverse, sometimes surprising cladding solutions 

1. Schist – Condon Scott Architects

Featuring local schist and looking to Lake Wanaka and Treble Cone skifields, this gable-roofed home is fully immersed in its scenery.



2. Corten steel – Zack/de Vito Architecture

In contrast to the wood box that contains the public spaces of this home, the private wing is clad in Corten steel. Both materials show a sensitivity to the surrounding landscape, which is dry and brown much of the year


3. Saying it with steel – Higham Architecture

A dramatic floating roof extends over the garage of this new home. But the black Colorsteel Endura also frames the sides to form the entranceway walkway, as well as being used as the cladding on the upper storey.


4. Textured stainless steel – David Jameson Architect

A tree fell on the owner's previous home so on this one he wasn't taking any chances with the strong replacement home clad in part in textured stainless steel.


5. Cedar + zinc (and a smidge of yellow) – Box Build

The cladding on this home also defines its interiors – the ground floor, clad in interlocking zinc metal sheets, contains all the living zones. Upstairs, the cedar box has three bedrooms and a master suite.


6. Raw cedar (and a touch of red) – South Architects

Cedar's allure goes beyond the cladding here – each time the outer cedar skin is cut it exposes an inner layer of darker cedar cladding. This ‘layer’ continues inside to create a dark interior backdrop for art.


7. Painted cedar – Dalman Architects

Materials are durable by necessity for this seaside home, utilising colour coated aluminium roofing, painted cedar vertical boards, powder-coated aluminium joinery, and stainless-steel fittings.


8. Charred larch – Urbanfunction

All fired up about your cladding? This modest home with spectacular outlooks benefits from burnt larch cladding by Chartek – indoors, the look's also black, letting the scenery pop.


9. Concrete + steel – David Reid Homes

Much of the exterior of this home is in dark-toned precast concrete panels for a sense of solidity. The balance of cladding is standing seam Euro-tray style metal to both roof and walls, as in the modern European style.


10. Concrete – AO Architecture

Butted up against a basalt cliff face, this home responds with rugged board-formed concrete construction that doubles as the cladding. Inside, family and guests are given close up reminders of the setting


Story by: Trendsideas

21 Nov, 2021

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