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OLA architecture studio have completed an elegant and restrained black timber extension, while restoring the former dilapidated victorian dwelling.

OLA architecture studio have completed an elegant and restrained black timber extension, while restoring the former dilapidated victorian dwelling.

Cladding London One of London largest and most successful roofing & Facade…

Cladding London One of London largest and most successful roofing & Facade…

Vertical timber battens as an alternative to the more common horizontal-batten feature panels. Makes sense... trees grow up right?!

Vertical timber battens as an alternative to the more common horizontal-batten feature panels. Makes sense... trees grow up right?!

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Google Image Result for http://rhsblog.co.uk/__oneclick_uploads/2012/07/cedar-screen-privacy-chelsea-trellis-batten-wood-timber.JPG

Exterior Timber Battens by Steffen Welsch Architects. Project: House in House.

Exterior Timber Battens by Steffen Welsch Architects. Project: House in House.

The stacked horizontal volumes that make up this house in Jammu, India, are clad in vertical timber battens to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters.

The stacked horizontal volumes that make up this house in Jammu, India, are clad in vertical timber battens to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters.

Burridge Read Residence | Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia | David Boyle Architects

Burridge Read Residence | Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia | David Boyle Architects

BLACK TIMBER BATTENS - Google Search                              …

BLACK TIMBER BATTENS - Google Search …

Timber batten facade at Sunday House by Teeland Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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Timber batten facade at Sunday House by Teeland Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

— The challenge of this new home was to fit a generous design onto a compact site. Outside, this meant using every inch of space, yet still retaining a sense of grandeur and openness, such as in the daybed which overhangs the pool. Tundra limestone served as a strong, neutral base used on the front façade of the home, extending through the interior spaces to the rear garden and posts, while white render, black metal work and timber battens added fine detailing and warmth.

— The challenge of this new home was to fit a generous design onto a compact site. Outside, this meant using every inch of space, yet still retaining a sense of grandeur and openness, such as in the daybed which overhangs the pool. Tundra limestone served as a strong, neutral base used on the front façade of the home, extending through the interior spaces to the rear garden and posts, while white render, black metal work and timber battens added fine detailing and warmth.

NIXON TULLOCH FORTEV ARCHITECTURE A wall of vertical timber battens shades the interior and screens views.

NIXON TULLOCH FORTEV ARCHITECTURE A wall of vertical timber battens shades the interior and screens views.