Architectural Design Mimics The Skin Of A Scaly Reptile
A new home concept uses shingles to achieve a unique pixelated effect on exterior walls
Is that an iguana? No. Is that a snake? Still no. That’s just Schuppen, a house designed by Brandt + Simon Architekten that uses green shingles with curved edges and a window lay out that makes it look like a face.
From afar, it looks like the inspiration for the design is to mimic the skin of a reptile. However, the inspiration behind the design concept is far from these scaly animals; it was conceived by a couple who is interested in gardening and wants their house to look like an extension of a face. The dappled effect is meant to harmonize with the house’s surrounding foliage while the color will appear pixelated. The design stands out for its curiosity while also simultaneously blending in with the surrounding landscape.