New Zealand architect Davor Popadich invoked nautical sheds in his unconventional design for his family’s home on Auckland’s North Shore. With its pitched roof and verticality, the house blends with the surrounding seaside neighborhood yet remains architecturally distinct thanks to its aluminum cladding.
Sliding aluminum panels on the facade of Green Orchard not only mirror the local flora, they also allow residents Fred and Edna Wadham to control how much sunlight enters their 2,150-square-foot home.
Catovic Hughes’s design for a home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is all about embracing the outdoors. The undulation of the aluminum cladding makes a regular, rhythmic backdrop for the yards-high bamboo owner Rick Moreland lovingly tends. Image courtesy of Joao Canziani.
1234 Howard, a 17-unit residential structure designed by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc. in San Francisco is clad almost entirely in anodized aluminum. The penthouse boasts an enclosed walkway and a private courtyard—perfect for those sunny days that would be warm were it not for the wind.
When the Casali family gave Michael Krus and Prishram Jain of TACT Architecture free rein to work with unconventional materials, the architects responded by creating a geometric 4,300-square-foot smart home encased in aluminum panels by Agway Metals.