Best of #wood

A selection of projects based on wood, a natural, versatile material.

Thibault, La Chevre
Houses, installations, experiments, furniture from the world all with the warmth of wood, used as a rich material because it is durable, pleasant, recyclable.

– Seilerlinhart Architects’s project for a carpentry in Switzerland, an elongated timber production hall, covered with local spruce shingles, reflects the sustainability of the timber system.

– A geometrical palisade of cedar slats, interrupted by big windows, that follows the contours of the site: so it appears the house completed by Paul Bernier Architecte on Lac Grenier, Québec.

– Kengo Kuma brought to the Jardin des Tuileries a concept between art and architecture, that “offers an organic geometry by a geometric composition of wooden elements”.

– Presented in Tokyo, Kamuy is the new wooden furniture collection by Fukasawa for the Japanese company Conde House designed with smooth lines.

– After steel and glass, we take a look at the great pieces of architecture featuring wood that lined the Cardo and Decumanus, channelling sustainability, age-old knowhow and new technology.

– Vo Trong Nghia’s conference hall for the Naman Retreat is an impressive vault bamboo structure that demonstrates the many possibilities of use of this material in architecture.

– Cárcamo Segovia chooses two simple shapes, the circle and the rectangle, for his table made of two superimposed levels and designed for small spaces.

– AZC has transformed the design of two university auditoriums in Paris in an occasion to realize the transformation of a city block court, creating a functional and desirable urban space.

– How much kiosk can you get for $75,000? Team Ultramoderne probes this question through a quest to build the largest flat wood roof possible using Cross-Laminated Timber.

– For his own house in Los Angeles, Martin Fenlon refurbished a 1920’s bungalow adding a new frontispiece which is nested within the old house while maintaining a stark differentiation.

Top: Atelier Pierre Thibault, La Chèvre, Canada

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