Re: Re: cedar cladding
most timbers (including cedar which is very soft) are suitable for use untreated once they are kept out of standing water. All untreated timbers will go (a variety of) silver-grey in a matter of months-years depending on their exposure to direct sunlight and ability to dry.
De Blacam and meagher tend to use untreated Iroko.
The glucksman gallery is an untreated hardwood called Angelim da campina which is not intended to remain pristine. having visited it recently i think it looks great in its setting.
Cedar cladding is generally the easiest and cheapest type of timber cladding to use and has been over-used in its most banal way (like panels between rendered insulation) as an excuse for design in bog standard developers buildings. Which is why theres a bit of a backlash against it at the moment.