On both interiors and exteriors, we're spotting a renewed use of shingles in contemporary architecture. The wood shingle comes in a relatively small and easily-worked module, which lends itself to curves and free forms. Even when used on groundbreaking new shapes in contemporary architecture, the material has a warm texture that gives a little nod to tradition...
• 1 Interior of the Seashell House by Olavi Koponen, via Oppigard Havdal
• 2 Exterior view of the Seashell House
• 3 the Folley at Field Farm
• 5 The Kärsämäki Shingle Church by Finnish architecture student Anssi Lassila. Photo: Jussi Tiainen