An Architect’s Go-To Materials

In this video I walk you through a few of my favorite materials, details and building systems – from exposed framing, to rainscreen walls to porcelain tile and soapstone – this list is always evolving and changing. The themes remain the same: simple, utilitarian, long-lasting materials and systems trump all else.

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  1. Robert Swinburne
    May 11, 2015

    IT would be interesting to do the same video but with super low cost ideas.  Most of my work as an architect is well below $200/s.f. so I have to really pull out all the stops in terms of cheap and cool.  Last year I discussed board formed concrete with the local "best in class" concrete contractor.  He laughed and said that I didn't want to know how much it cost.

  2. MaZEEZaM
    April 19, 2017

    You forgot to mention how the colour of the roofing directly effects the efficiency of the house, retaining or repelling heat.

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