Posts tagged ‘wood’

26 September 2012

Summer House by Mikael Bergquist, Sweden

This holiday cabin in Sweden by architect Mikael Bergquist is clad with untreated timber that will fade to grey as time passes. The building has a gabled roof and overhanging eaves, which reference the traditional local architecture. “The traditional Swedish farm house is deeply rooted, almost as an icon,” Bergquist told Dezeen. ”I wanted to combine this typology with a modern way of living, in close contact with nature.” A large living and dining room is located at one end of the house and has sliding glass walls that open it out to a surrounding deck.

Photos by Mikael Olsson.

 

Via Dezeen.

 

10 September 2012

Artau Bureau by Artau Architecture, Belgium

Love this.

Via archdaily.

31 August 2012

House in Toyota Aichi by Katsutoshi Sasaki

I just like the direct relation between the street side (vertical) and the train side (horizontal). Nice interior ideas.

A tall and narrow entrance slopes down to a low and wide living space at this triangular house in Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates. Located in Toyota in Aichi Prefecture, the black wooden house is arranged between two frames at either end, one vertical and the other horizontal. The frames create a sloping roof and walls between them as the two-storey entrance diminishes to a single storey at the rear.

Via dezeen.

22 August 2012

Novel Hospital Toys by Hikaru Imamura

For children, hospitals are uncomfortable and unfamiliar places, writes Hikaru Imamura, the author of Novel Hispital Toys. Examinations and operations are a cause of anxiety and fear in the little patients, and these feelings can be relieved by informing them of what to expect during their visit.

‘Novel Hospital Toys’ is a toy set consisting of toy models of machines, such as CT, X-ray, ECHO(echocardiograph), ECG (electrocardiograph), as well as picture books of explaining machines. Every toy is made so as to give light or sounds so that children can easily imagine how these ‘strange’ machines work while they are playing with them in the waiting room.

Via Creative Applications Network and Co.DESIGN.

31 July 2012

Shwood Select 2012 Lookbook video by Joe Stevens

I just looove wooden sunglasses. Seriously, wood grain makes every pair unique, and it’s so light… I just found this super brand, Shwood, that is developing awesome wood sunglasses models, via this even more awesome video, using stereoscopy.

Portland-based wooden sunglasses company Shwood have released a 2012 collection video lookbook which employs a 3D technique called stereoscopy. So that you don’t need a pair of 3D glasses, they’ve also used the so-called “Wiggle Stereoscopy” technique, which alternates between the left and right images of the stereogram to give us a sense of being in the scene. The collection is now available direct from Shwood.

 

Via HUH. Magazine.

15 February 2012

Years by Bartholomäus Traubeck

Interesting project. I’m curious about the process between wood reading and the music that outputs.. in a not so cacophonic way.

A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently. - Bartholomäus Traubeck.

Via Triangulation Blog.

4 February 2012

An Urban Refuge by Sergi Pons Architecte

Simple, fonctional, creative. Love it.

Via Archdaily.

5 October 2011

House Morran by Johannes Norlander Arkitektur, Sweden

A total plywood house. Just imagine the wood smell inside. : )

The new facade is cladded in plywood, coated in black pine tar just like the traditional way of preserving wooden boats. The roof is coated in simple tar paper and has thin plywood eaves with integrated aluminum gutters, coated in black. The interior is all in natural pine and where plywood is used for both cladding and construction.

Via Archdaily.

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