IMBER AND a certain architectural magic. As natural materials, their textures provide expression and variety in architecture, giving life to form and space and creating a sensorial environment. Timber has a sense of warmth and comfort; concrete imparts solidity and strength. At Cove House, Justin Humphrey Architect (JHA) uses timber and concrete to differentiate forms, generate pattern and rhythm, and influence the ambience of spaces, taking advantage of their tactile qualities to create a house that feels as good as it looks.

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