The type of material used in the construction of houses depends on several factors. What type of building is the building? What is its size? What materials can be obtained? Which ones are suitable for the budget? What is the design style of the building? The list goes on and on.

In the past, the number of materials was low, so the prevailing aesthetics of the era generally depended primarily on the geographical location, and then on the style. For example, Tudor houses generally had wooden skeleton together with twill weave fill panels because the tree was full, and the branches and mud required for twig weaving. This construction style makes Tudor buildings easily noticeable. Today, it is possible to obtain plenty of different materials, you will find stone, soil, glass that absorbs the sun, and plastic of all kinds.

Due to the proliferation of materials and the use of all types of architectural styles, the diagnosis of different styles requires the ability to ignore the materials and capture other design details. However, this does not make materials less important in reading homes.

For example, in many new modernist houses in Canada, architects still tend to use materials that reflect the local past and appeal to employers. Wood and stone are still used, if possible, in place of other newer materials. They even cover the main design innovations by covering a High-Tech façade. Although it is a difficult choice for the architect, such a way can be used to please the employer. As a result of such design tricks, a new local vernacular develops, and even if the architectural design is completely contemporary, a connection is established with the history and the place.

Fallingwater House, Frank Lloyd Wright , Pennsylvania, USA, 1934-1937

Integrating with nature

Building a beautiful natural setting is a difficult craft. Few houses can be fully absorbed in nature, a harmonious design is required first. FL. Wright’s Waterfall in Bear Run, Pennsylvania, successfully fuses reinforced concrete with the rock layer of the waterfall, creating one of Modernism’s most respected, permanent and exciting home designs.



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