There are perhaps a few preconceptions about natural render in architecture and their association with a particular aesthetic: natural renderers go hand-in-hand with curved, organic, rustic, owner-built homes right? Wrong!
I decided to gather a few images of contemporary applications of natural clay and lime renders.
The contrast of a beautiful, earthy natural render finish adds depth and warmth to sleek, contemporary spaces.
I then stumbled across the beautiful project: Tea Mountain cafe, Prague, by A1 Architects, featuring a black straw and clay wall.
Architect Lenka Kremenova spoke to Dezeen commenting that “We always search for a certain kind of quality of materials which could be called ‘touchableness’.”
In contrast. see the following photos where Michaela Scherrer Interior Design use lime render in a bathroom.
Further links and reading:
A1 Architects, Czech Republic
Supacoat natural render suppliers, Australia
Viva Living Homes Strawbale Homes