A Creative House Siding Idea – Leaf Inspired Metal Shingles

4080 folded aluminum leaves cover the facade of this home in London.

Photography by Gareth Gardner

 

Squire and Partners looked at the surrounding neighborhood for inspiration when they were designing a unique creative facade for this home in London, England. Ivy leaves and shingles were two things their attention became focused on.

 

4080 folded aluminum leaves cover the facade of this home in London.


Here’s a look at the process they went through to create the final leafy facade. The concept was designed over a three-year period, where the designers worked closely with Swiss manufacturer Tuchschmid.


4080 folded aluminum leaves cover the facade of this home in London.


The leaves were crafted as a metal shingle.


4080 folded aluminum leaves cover the facade of this home in London.

Photography by Gareth Gardner

4080 folded aluminum leaves were crafted to cover the facade, and varying tones of bronze mimic organic growth patterns.


4080 folded aluminum leaves cover the facade of this home in London.

Photography by Gareth Gardner

4080 folded aluminum leaves cover the facade of this home in London.

Photography by Gareth Gardner

Here’s a closer look at the leaves and how they attach to the side of the home.


4080 folded aluminum leaves cover the facade of this home in London.

Photography by Gareth Gardner

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