Colour, pattern and rhythm have been a constant interest in the work of designSTUDIO. We are currently composing different colour and material palettes for various projects and are taking cues from past work. There has been an ongoing interest in different siding approaches working with different colours and patterns of vertical metal siding. The most recent iteration of this was in a studio addition for a Grammy winning musician living in a simple Mid-Century builder ranch (another thread that runs through our work). In that siding, a four-colour pattern, based on the chord progression of "If the House is a Rockin" marches around the building. The siding and colours are all standard issue CF-Panel "Snap-Lock" roofing materials from Mueller Metal Buildings.
To take those ideas in a different direction we are now working with a horizontal lap siding pattern composed of three widths and corresponding colours. This pattern makes for a "randomized" look as blocks of the same width of siding intersperse around the building. In reality there is a total of four block patterns (two of which are simply inverted arrangements of the previous two patterns). The overall pattern is determined by an interweaving of 4", 6" and 8" exposures of Hardi-Panel lap siding. By assigning different colours to each width, a vast array of looks and feels can be accomplished through modest means.
This one feels a bit masculine and protected.
This one vibrant and open.
And this one subdued.