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Tag Archives: Wood
This cubic wooden house is made by Panorama Arquitectos. It’s situated in Matanzas at the top of a cliff. The house is structured within a square volume of 9 by 9 meters. Inside intersects another volume at a higher level, which is rotated 45 degrees in relation to the floor plan, allowing double heights and the arrangement of spaces in the first floor.
To the side, facing north, the terrace is partly enclosed, allowing the users to go outside during days of extreme wind.
‘One-to-One’ is a series by Caroline Slotte. It plays with our perception – with the wooden objects on wood.
So beautiful! I absolutely love this.
This is “The Ufogel“. No matter where you are in the 45 m2 multi-functional Ufogel, you always have a view to wood and the sky – offering the sense of security and openness at the same time. It’s truly a wooden retreat – made by Peter Jungmann and located in Lienz, Austria.
“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures, so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area.
Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick’s films and he has created 3 videos about Dick, “Alone in the Wilderness”, “Alaska, Silence and Solitude” and “The Frozen North”. You can purchase all of them in DVD or VHS format here.
Watch 2 lovely parts of “Alone in the Wilderness” here. They’ll make you long for simple living!
Or watch excerpts from the full version here.
Big thanks to @Syberg for showing me these.
This beautiful cabin stands out in the woods in Austria – with its unique exterior. Maybe this is where the owls of the forest keep their books.
+Green organic restaurant near Komazawa Olympic Park was created by the innovative, Tokyo-based firm Sinato. Residing on the street level, this modern restaurant encompasses three levels of winding, curvaceous, light-injected design and is rooted in simple materials of brick, concrete and wood.
This extraordinary wooden staircase is found in this office lobby in the Dutch town of Hoofddorp. It’s created by Amsterdam architects Studioninedots.
They were challenged with renovating an entire 1970s office building. The architects began by removing an existing staircase and enlarging the space around it to create a void that visually connects a communal area on the ground floor with the levels above.
The staircase acts as the focal point of this large atrium and was made by cladding a steel structure in plywood sheets to create a series of bridges and access points to the various floors.
“The staircase as a tool for communication, lends the building a collective identity,” the architects says. “As a vertical lobby that offers views of all floors, it tells occupants that they are part of a larger world.”
This picnic table is called Picnic. It’s designed by artist Michael Beitz - who often created playful, yet still useful, sculptures. You can currently find the wooden sculpture on the roof of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin as part of the 2013 Triennial.
Gorgeous modern concrete single family residence designed by BAK Arquitectos in 2012 situated in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Such an interesting wooden structure – four X’s!
The building is used a an atelier and is called XXXX. It’s located in Yaizy, Shizuoka in Japan – and is created by the architects from Mount Fuji Architects Studio.
Located in a forest on the mountains of Almaty in Kazakhstan, architect Aibek Almasov of A.Masow Design Studio has designed a concept for a modern spiritual retreat. The project, known as “Tree in the house”, presents a cylindrical, four-story glass space featuring an encased tree in the center. A winding white staircase allows visitors who enter the “tree house” to ascend the towering space, spiraling upward around the centric tree.
The intention behind the transparent architectural structure, tucked away in a sea of lofty fir trees, is to merge manmade industrial design with nature and “give up some unnecessary conditions and things.” The project aims to offer an alternative to bustling city life and stifling urban structures by fusing a a protective house and a natural environment without creating a visual separation.
Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld created this beautiful staircase in the home called Casa Cobo. He is also the creator of the sculptures in the ceiling on the last photo – the people hanging from their heads.
At first glance the Float Table looks like an ordinary coffee table, but it isn’t, the original table designed by RPR (Rock Paper Robot), elastically deforms and stabilizes when force is applied. The levitating wooden cubes are held with a system of tensile steel cables and when pushed reveal the table’s dynamic character.