Local schist features in this dramatic Condon Architects home.
Along with the architecture of a home, its skin has a massive design impact.
Check out these diverse – and sometimes surprising – cladding solutions.
1. Schist – Condon Architects
Featuring local schist and looking to Lake Wanaka and Treble Cone ski fields, this gable-roofed home is fully immersed in its scenery.
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2. 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.
3. 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.
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
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 is 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.
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