Posts Tagged ‘Wood’
Located in Brisbane, Australia, the house called Stonehawke House, is the creation of the Base Architecture team, and is a happy mix of texture, color, texture and shape. The surroundings of the house find their corespondents in the materials used on the facades.
Architects: Base Architecture / Shawn Godwin
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Interior Designer: Base Architecture / Natalie Godwin
Project Area: 290 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones
With such organic and raw materials in the natural surrounds of sandstone rockwork and various species of native tall trees it was important to reflect this in the form and materiality of the houses’ looks.
With this language the cladding and structure has been represented accordingly with rough sawn stained plywood, galvanised steel and combinations of horizontal and vertical sections mimicking the tree forms.
Architects: Tetsuya Nakazono / naf architect & design
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Engineer: Kenji Nawa / NAWAKENJI-M
Site area: 172.55 sqm
Building area: 61.38 sqm
Total floor area: 114.50 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners
The construction site is located in a district where many traditional sake breweries preserve good old Japanese street with plaster and charred cedar walls. In winter, during sake brewing season, a cloud of steam comes out from red brick chimneys of the breweries and the scent of sake wafts in the air. “Charred Cedar House” stands in such neighborhood.
Best Wood Bath Tubs, Wash Basins, and Showers by UWD
Some of the most clean and outstanding works in wood that you may have ever seen are made by UWD, or Unique Wood Designs.
Masters in yacht and boat construction UWD Unique Wood Designs, made a big buzz there, and they had applied their woodworking knowledge to an impressive all wood series of washbasins, bathtubs and showers. The handmade products from UWD are a combination of carpentry and modern boat building technologies that span their own designs as well as the personal requirements and needs of the customers. Here are some of the outstanding wood sinks, tubs, and showers available in European, Asian, and African woods from Unique Wood Designs.
Pretty crazy, huh? The wood and glass staircases by Siller are about as close as “interactive art” as you can get! In fact, you’ll feel like you’re scaling a sculpture as you make your way up the Mistral staircase design – a stylishly simple, barely there floating staircase. The minimalist design enhances every modern space with the clean, clear look of glass, which allows light and space to flow uninterrupted. Customizable to suit any space, large or small, these wood and glass staircases add instant chic to every home. Put a modern twist on your style and take it to the next level with the Mistral staircase. See more at Siller. Also, live life to the limit, as I don’t know how secure this stairs are .
Architect: Bates Masi Architects
Location: Amagansett, NY, USA
Structural Engineer: Steven L. Maresca
Contractor: Paul Masi
Project Year: 2002
Photographs: Christopher Wesnofske
She started out by creating a list of the things she loves. What she produced seemed at first daunting and random: “natural light, fireplaces, barbecues, spending time with family/friends, a blanketing snowfall and the resulting silence…”. Through discussing the particulars of each item individually, the architect and his wife discovered how the change of the seasons played an important role in the way they live their lives. The active couple gleaned inspiration for their home from their experience of a nearby lake. The same body of water they would kayak on in the summer is re-invigorated each year anew when it freezes over in the winter for ice-skating. Just as the routine of one activity begins to lose its allure, it is replaced by the newness of another. They wanted their home to have the same flexibility and range both in its use of space and in its details that would interact with the environment and evolve over time.