Tower house exterior
 

Tower house

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December 1, 2013
megconway wrote:
the exterior is beautiful, can you tell me what it is?
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Metl Mann
Same here - what is the siding product? It looks almost like a square channeled corrugation. Very creatively applied I might add.
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Dorman Architects added this to 6 Tower Houses Rise to the Tastes of Today
The materials used in construction are now no longer confined to stone (as in these old towers) and its structural limitations. The use of steel frame, timber frame and concrete has created myriad structural solutions. The choices allow for more flexibility in spatial planning, with virtually unlimited options for window openings, decks, roof terraces and staircases. They also allow for more possibilities with external finishes, which can include wood siding, plywood sheeting, sheet metal, composite panel systems, plaster or exposed aggregate concrete. The Tower House in Portland, Oregon, is an unadorned, modernist, metal-clad tower set on a steep hillside and connected back to the land by a steel bridge. Its finish “gives the appearance of something ribbed, like a sweater,” says architect Benjamin Waechter. “It feels like a garment almost.”

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Aleck Wilson Architects added this to hopp
June 5, 2014
bridge, hillside siting, strong punch-outs in material
Michael Patrick added this to design
January 30, 2014
Nice design, white inside skin
nicolabuerk added this to nicolabuerk's Ideas
January 7, 2014
exterior
Chumpol Jiwatjanarodom added this to chumpol_jiwatjanarodom's ideas
January 4, 2014
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ckred613 added this to ckred613's ideas
December 8, 2013
sleek
jeffj13501 added this to final cut #4
December 7, 2013
SEDONA
psrao added this to psrao's Ideas
December 6, 2013
Tower house
florenciacorsi added this to florenciacorsi's ideas
December 4, 2013
Casas
animation added this to atulahire's ideas
December 3, 2013
good
savannahshreves added this to addition to house
December 2, 2013
bridge to old roof
andreaquercetti added this to andreaquercetti's ideas
December 2, 2013
an external finish for our house?
Kevin Ritchie added this to kevin_ritchie's ideas
December 2, 2013
The materials used in construction are now no longer confined to stone (as in these old towers) and its structural limitations. The use of steel frame, timber frame and concrete has created myriad structural solutions. The choices allow for more flexibility in spatial planning, with virtually unlimited options for window openings, decks, roof terraces and staircases. They also allow for more possibilities with external finishes, which can include wood siding, plywood sheeting, sheet metal, composite panel systems, plaster or exposed aggregate concrete. The Tower House in Portland, Oregon, is an unadorned, modernist, metal-clad tower set on a steep hillside and connected back to the land by a steel bridge. Its finish “gives the appearance of something ribbed, like a sweater,” says architect Benjamin Waechter. “It feels like a garment almost.”
rslco added this to rslco's ideas
December 2, 2013
mpdern
Larrys Lumber added this to Exteriors
December 2, 2013
When I was in high school drafting class I dreamed of having a tower house. I still think they're cool, but not sure how they would go over in South Dakota.
rarrarte added this to rarrarte's ideas
December 2, 2013
rrr
Namita Soni added this to namita_soni3774's ideas
December 2, 2013
Portland, Oregon, is an unadorned, modernist, metal-clad tower set on a steep hillside and connected back to the land by a steel bridge.
Q6 Design added this to stuff
December 2, 2013
tower house 1
castanedalg added this to castanedalg's Ideas
December 1, 2013
Fachada
richilb67 added this to richilb67's Ideas
December 1, 2013
like that look
rwilger added this to Cabin Garage
December 1, 2013
Rounded corners in corrugated metal
annieredner added this to Window Walls
December 1, 2013
Consider arrangement of windows from the outside (on S wall of sunken room)
samanthavs added this to samantha exterior
December 1, 2013
Tower House in Portland, Oregon, is an unadorned, modernist, metal-clad tower set on a steep hillside and connected back to the land by a steel bridge. Its finish “gives the appearance of something ribbed, like a sweater,” says architect Benjamin Waechter.
Lafont Studio added this to Tower Homes
December 1, 2013
Benjamin Waechter
hihopesite added this to Closet Ideas
December 1, 2013
steel bridge connecting building from steep hillside back to the street. What material (steel) was used?
honungsmane added this to honungsmane's Ideas
December 1, 2013
Torn!
byonbyon added this to 17 wide house
December 1, 2013
bridge for 2nd story access/shade
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December 1, 2013
Mendoza
hrgrannan added this to Exterior Ideas
December 1, 2013
materials & bridge
candacelou added this to candacelou's ideas
December 1, 2013
Tower house - note entrance
Liz B added this to lizareno's ideas
December 1, 2013
Bridge to house
gdean1 added this to gdean1's Ideas
December 1, 2013
Love this design
Rajthakur Rajpurohit added this to Hall
December 1, 2013
True class, beauty
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December 1, 2013
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