Throughout this house in Amangansett, New York, designed by Bates Masi Architects, there are stainless steel clips attaching the wood siding to the concrete form of the house.
The stainless steel clips were custom designed for the project.
The reason the clips have been used is to prolong the life of the wooden siding.
When traditional siding is installed it’s usually screwed or nailed into place, this unfortunately constricts the wood when it naturally expands and contracts, slowly pulling out the fasteners or splitting the wood.
The spring-like clips used on this project, hold the boards in tension against the house, but still allowing freedom for the wood to expand and contract with the different temperatures or humidity levels throughout the years.
Here you can see a close up of the clips.