Vertical Ipe Wood Rain Screen adds Modern Design to Traditional Barn

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 05:05 AM

    When an old New England barn collapsed, it was rebuilt as a luxurious guest house with the traditional look of the original barn. The architect added new modern design elements for better fit, finish and function. To create the façade, they selected the Climate-Shield rain screen system and installed Ipe hardwood siding vertically. 

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    Topics: Climate-Shield Rain Screen System

    Climate-Shield Rain Screen Makes a Nice Accent at BU Theater

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 05:05 AM

    The new Boston University Theater is a modernist’s delight. A wide range of cladding materials combine, including glass, aluminum and wood rain screen siding. Inside, the theater itself is a state-of-the-art, flexible design for artists and performers. Outside, the mixed palette façade makes an impressive visual statement.

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    Topics: ipe siding, climate-shield

    Trespa Pura Siding Graces Suburban Home in New York

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 8, 2018 @ 05:05 AM

    When a homeowner in Mamaroneck, New York was considering re-cladding her home, there were lots of options to consider.  Vinyl siding was ruled out quickly because she wanted a higher end look. Wood siding was not chosen because of the maintenance requirements. Fiber cement siding was a candidate, too, at first, until the look, brittleness, lower performance and high maintenance aspects were considered. Ultimately, Trespa Pura siding was chosen because it was so beautiful and met all the short term and long term project requirements.

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    Topics: Trespa Pura sidings

    How Does Cumaru Hardwood Decking and Siding Weather?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 05:05 AM

    Because Cumaru is a high-performance exterior hardwood decking and siding, it is often used on exterior projects where natural woods are required. Initially, Cumaru ranges from lighter browns to reddish browns with a coarse and varied grain pattern. This 'rustic mahogany' appearance can be enhanced and maintained over time with an appropriate UV inhibiting sealer. Alternatively, you can allow your Cumaru hardwood to mature to a silvery gray ‘weathered wood’ patina. Whatever your project goals are, you have options to choose from.

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    Topics: cumaru hardwood

    Stunning Ipe Hardwood Rain Screen Design in Cambridge, MA

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 05:04 AM

    Yes, they’ve done it again. Anmahian Winton Architects in Cambridge, MA recently completed another stunning residential home design in this lovely city neighborhood. Two different sizes of Ipe hardwood siding were incorporated into the rain screen design. Together, they create a striking linear effect. Vertical Ipe wood outside corners were used to create a visual break between the various façades of the building. The project is a wonderful example of the use of complementary design elements and harmonious contrasts to create an understated elegance. 

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    Topics: rain screen design