Cam: So I'm keen on a low maintenance cladding. I like this recessed idea with timber which softens the exterior. But I imagine the lateral walls fade differently to the back wall which I don;t like the idea of - fussy eh!
Radial timber vertical battens in Cutek "Black Ash" finish. Application: Batten & Board House by Rob Kennon Architects. The door and window frames are made from kiln dried hardwood timber, Cutek clear finish. http://www.cutek.com.au/index.html