Distinctive house cladding from Dezeen’s Pinterest

2HIEN house in Vietnam by CTA

Over the last month, Dezeen’s Pinterest followers have been searching for “house cladding” 70 per cent more than usual. We round up 10 popular projects from our Pinterest that feature homes with distinctive types of cladding.

Architects from around the world frequently use a variety of materials to creatively cover the exterior of buildings. In this roundup, studios have used timber, cork and weathering steel cladding for residential projects.

Scroll down to see ten projects from our cladding board on Pinterest.

2HIEN house in Vietnam by CTA

2HIEN house, Vietnam, by CTA

Architecture studio CTA clad this two-storey Vietnamese home with scallop, or “fish-scale”, tiles from the client’s old home.

The recycled tiles cover the home’s exterior and roof, as well as internal walls, in a bid to lessen the amount of new materials used in the building process.

Find out more about 2HIEN house ›

Rural house, Czech Republic, by Atelier SAD and Iveta Zachariášová 

Atelier SAD and interior designer Iveta Zachariášová chose cork for the exterior of this Czech home due to its thermal and weather-resistant properties.

The team used pitched aluminium sheets for the home’s roof and concrete for the walls, floors and ceilings inside the home.

Find out more about this Czech home ›

Casa Kuvo Chile

Casa Kuvo, Chile, by, Stanaćev Granados

Casa Kuvo is a wood-clad holiday home located on the Chilean coast designed by architecture studio Stanaćev Granados.

The studio used pine siding for the cubic form to reflect the bright sun.

Find out more about Casa Kuvo ›

Ange Lucci architects Nido House

Nido House, Australia, by Angelucci Architects

Angelucci Architects has renovated a Victorian brick terraced house into a modern family home in Melbourne, Australia.

The project includes an extension to the existing brick house, where hand-cut Welsh slate tiles were used to clad the roof and a section of the facade.

Find out more about the Nido House ›

The house of wood, straw and cork

The House of Wood, Straw and Cork, Italy, by LCA Architetti

Italian architecture studio LCA Architetti used natural and recyclable construction materials, including a timber structure, straw insulation and cladding made from cork, to create a sustainable home in Magnago, Italy.

LCA Architetti’s design is intentionally pared-back, in the hope of keeping the focus on the home’s rural surroundings and reducing its environmental impact.

Find out more about the House of Wood, Straw and Cork ›

Mirrored cladding Beli house by Studio Okami Architecten

The Beli House, Belgium, by Studio Okami Architecten

Studio Okami Architecten designed a woodland villa in Antwerp, Belgium which was inspired by 1960s design.

The Beli House was made up of concrete and glass walls and is topped with a mirror-clad volume that reflects the surrounding woodland forest.

Find out more about the Beli House ›

Weathering steel house

Mountain Beetle, Canada, by Omar Gandhi Architect

Omar Gandhi Architect designed a fire-resistant mountaintop retreat in British Columbia, Canada.

The facade of the residence was wrapped in weathering steel and recalls the shape of a mountain beetle, which the home is inspired by.

The studio designed the home to be fire-resistant due to it being in an area that experiences yearly wildfires.

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Villa BW by Mecanoo architecture

Villa BW, the Netherlands, by Mecanoo

Architecture studio Mecanoo used ceramic tiles for a three-storey Dutch home in the village of Schoorl in the Netherlands.

The tiles are coloured grey, blue and green and have been treated with a pearlescent glaze which makes them appear to shift colours depending on the sunlight during the day.

Find out more about Villa BW › 


The Nishiji Project, Japan, by Kompas

The Nishiji Project is a house and art gallery in the coastal city of Chiba, Japan, that is clad in the country’s traditional kawara tiles, which were blackened to resist salt damage.

The residence has garages on the ground floor, while galleries and offices are arranged across three storeys.

Find out more about The Nishiji Project ›

Cork Screw House

Cork Screw House, Germany, by Rundzwei Architekten

Rundzwei Architekten used waste cork from the wine industry for the facade and roof of this Berlin home.

The studio used cork to make the home thermally efficient while also creating a striking exterior.

Find out more about Cork Screw House ›

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