Traditional British HouseLocation: UK
Scope services: Architectural Design
Date: March 2015
Brick and stone have both been used for exterior facades for centuries. Architects and builders have used these for their aesthetic appeal, availability, and durability. In this traditional British house in the UK, these were natural choices as both materials can be cut and shaped into different sizes for a traditional look. Stone, being a naturally occurring material, has a timeless quality about it. The random stone sizes give the home a natural look, while the stone itself makes the home feel grounded and a part of its surroundings. Dark window frames compliment the stone perfectly and also pick up on the grey color of the roofing tiles. Brick being a man-made material, has a more distinctive quality, making the house stand out. In this option, the architects have gone with white framed windows for a more cottage feel. The ultimate decision between the two materials is a matter of personal choice.