For the exteriors of his houses (including the one above), Banducci relies on Western red cedar siding. He says he likes the dimensionally stable material because it “naturally resists shrinkage, decay, and insect damage” and because it “complements the landscape and clean lines of contemporary residential projects.” Available in a variety of grades, cedar also cuts and installs easily. Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, 866.778.9096; www.wrcla.org

banducci associates architects
david b. banducci, aia
san jose and danville, calif.
www.baarchitects.com