Best of #wood

Ten projects where wood becomes a challenge, a testing field, is chosen for its warmth and is recycled.  

Best of#legno. Atelier Bow-Wow, Muji, Tanada Terrace Office, House Vision 2
As fascinating as it is, wood can be used in thousand ways: it can become a refined exercise of ancient handcrafted techniques, be used as an outdoor cladding, deliver character to interiors and turn into research material. Even when recycled, it keeps its extraordinary features, whether industrial or crafted it reminds us of our belonging to the natural.

 – Rolf Bruggink, together with Niek Wagemans, renovated a late Nineteenth century coach house in Utrecht just by reusing pieces of a demolished building.

– Together with artist Mohamad Reza Shamsian, Bethan Gray brought Oman’s highest craftsmanship to London with a collection based on marquetry and solid brass inlay.

– Comprising twelve projects and some other few small interventions, the second edition of “House Vision” offered a domestic exploration for a near-future scenario.

– Studio Job designed a new parquet collection, arranging geometric shapes into patterns, composing elements into illustration and turning flat into 3-D trompe-l’oeil illusions.

– For the refurbishment project of an old apartment, h2o architectes used a free plan, while different functions are integrated in distinct volumes which organize the space.

– Designed by Compagnie de rue at La Défense business district in Paris, La rue des Utopies offers a completely new experience of the city a few meters above the familiar ground plane.

– The Norvegian studio KOKO architects designed Skåpet Mountain Lodges in Soddatjørn, featuring contemporary, easy to maintain and use ready-made factory modules.

– Presented at Maison & Objet, Moving Tatamis is a furniture collection designed by José Lévy for Daiken that reinterprets the ancient art of tatami.

– The Fitting Pieces collection is a collaboration between two Hungarian design firms – Maacraft and Kezemura – based on the shared values of human centered, loveable design.

– On show at the London Design Festival, the collaboration between grapich agency Studio Makgill and H Furniture brings bright Mexican colours to a new British classic.

Top: Atelier Bow-Wow, Muji, Tanada Terrace Office, House Vision 2, Tokyo 2016

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