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The Shingle House / NORD Architecture / Living Architecture

The Shingle House / NORD Architecture / Living Architecture
Courtesy Nord Architecture and Living Architecture
Courtesy Nord Architecture and Living Architecture

Set for completion this October, NORD Architecture’s Shingle House will be part of the Living Architecture vacation houses, a project aimed to enhance the public’s appreciation of architecture.  For their project, the young practice responded to the site’s strong winds and incorporated a modern take on the typical shingle homes that are scattered across the area.

More images and more about the home after the break.

On the exterior, the house is finished with tarred black shingles. The simplicity of the treatment creates a sense of monumentality as the volume appears more like a stoic object then a typical home.

Courtesy Nord Architecture and Living Architecture
Courtesy Nord Architecture and Living Architecture

However, for the interior, the dominance of black is only used to accent certain areas; and, the combination of concrete and wood draws attention to the interior’s rich geometry.

Mezzanine. Courtesy Nord Architecture and Living Architecture
Mezzanine. Courtesy Nord Architecture and Living Architecture

View previously featured Living Architecture homes here and view other projects by Nord here.

Bedroom.  Courtesy Nord Architecture and Living Architecture
Bedroom. Courtesy Nord Architecture and Living Architecture

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "The Shingle House / NORD Architecture / Living Architecture" 21 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/69721/the-shingle-house-nord-architecture-living-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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