The James Hardie company's fiber cement panels can be butted to each other or can be installed with a reveal between each panel. I love this look for contemporary houses. It almost looks like steel, but it won't rust.
Exterior: The Front - Palmetto Bluff Idea House Photo Tour
Exterior: The Front | Using time-tested, durable materials with crisp lines, such as James Hardie board-and-batten siding, plank-style shutters, and a standing-seam metal roof, creates a simple silhouette that won’t tire over time.