An Exterior Palette Of Wood And Steel Siding For A Modern House
January 31, 2020
When architecture firm Olson Kundig were designing this house on Mercer Island in Washington, they decided to showcase two different modern siding materials.
The single-family home features a combination of durable materials like exterior ipe wood siding – also called Brazilian walnut – and weathering steel.
Both of these materials provide long-term, low-maintenance protection against the wet climate, as well adding visual interest as they weather over time.
Photography: Aaron Leitz | Architecture: Olson Kundig | Project Team: Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, Design Principal; Bryan Berkas, Project Manager; Michelle Arab, ASLA, Landscape Architect; Kelley Pagano, Landscape Architecture Staff; Christine Burkland, Interior Design | Key Consultants: Mercer Builders, General Contractor; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Civil Engineer; Madden & Baughman, Structural Engineer