Joshua White; courtesy of SCI-Arc

Los Angeles architect Jason Payne’s Raspberry Fields residence in Round Valley, Utah, may appear as though it’s falling apart thanks to its seemingly frayed exterior. But look again. The design relies on northern Utah’s freeze–thaw dynamics and the natural weathering of the building’s façades–along with the architect’s intentionally incorrect installation of the cedar shingles that clad the envelope–to give the structure its bizarre, windswept appearance. Visitors to the Southern California Institute of Architecture's Rawhide exhibit can now bypass the decades-long weathering process and see the signature weathered curl on a full-scale reconstruction of part of the residence’s roof. According to Payne, a SCI-Arc alum and owner of design practice Hirsuta, the visible furriness that results is reminiscent of the abstract relationship between cladding and animal hides. Through Sept. 11. •