Shingles in Contemporary Architecture

Shingles in Contemporary Architecture

Regina Yunghans
Apr 27, 2009

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

4 Peter Zumthor's St. Benedict Chapel, via Bustler. Zumthor recently won the 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize

5 The Kärsämäki Shingle Church by Finnish architecture student Anssi Lassila. Photo: Jussi Tiainen

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