Sunday, February 21, 2010


Interiors (and exteriors for that matter) are warmed with wood features - whether it be a residential wood façade or an undulating mass of wood that begins to form the volume of a space. Get inspired!

Wood can create both rhythm and movement in a space.
(via arup)

A wood strand deck is striking against turquoise waters. This is the Paratay house located in Paratay, Brazil.

Twelve West: A 2009 IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Awards winner. A project from ZGF Architects located in Portland, Oregon.

Bar House Located in Colorado

(via Peter L. Gluck & Partners)

Alvar Aalto's (for Artek) Lounge Chair created for Tuberculosis Patients features Bent Laminated Birch and Solid Birch. The seat is bent plywood available in Black or White. The chair's angle allows for easier breathing allowing the patient to sit in the chair for longer periods of time. 
A Wood Sliced Walkway ... Inherently Organic ... Also organic in its random design.

(via Re-Nest)

Tree Trunk Garden House ... Again using the circular motif on two sides of the exterior while utilizing the full trunk of the tree at many locations. Very appropriate considering the application. Wood creates architectural as well as disguises them as we see with the Garden home's windows! Located in the Netherlands, the Garden House is designed by Piet Hein Eek.

The Sugarloaf Project: Australia. SP features a timeless facade - while also being extremely modern. The wood volume warms up the exterior, creating a visual interest.
(via Abode)

1 comment:

  1. Haha.... Hey girl! I love the post! I have to say, though, I was laughing so hard when I saw the house of logs with all of those log ends on two sides. All I could think to myself was, "Don't you dare let anything like that be built on a park service property, because I sure don't want to be responsible for preserving all of those log ends one day after they rot." Sorry, I had to write so many preservation reports this summer for projects that involved replacing rotted log ends... Coincidentally, we also had a walkway exactly like that one right outside of our cabin too. It was built in the 1960s as a vacation cabin in what is now Grand Teton NP.

    Anyway!!!..... Miss you and can't wait to see you soon! It's right around the corner!!!


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