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The Definitive Wooden House by Sou Fujimoto Architects
The Definitive Wooden House by Sou Fujimoto Architects

2 September, 2015

The slope of a mountain in the Japanese city of Kumamoto has been the chosen as the place by the architect Sou Fujimoto to build a wooden house designed under the concept of “definitive wood architecture”. This architectural concept is new and aims at creating new building techniques in order to get an awakening of...

Wooden surfaces for the most natural bathrooms
Wooden surfaces for the most natural bathrooms

10 June, 2015

By marrying two such noble materials as stone and wood, L’Antic Colonial brings us some of the most exclusive combinations to make the bathroom a more natural place. Oak, walnut, chestnut and zebrano – the charm of natural wood provides stone washbasins with the touch of warmth needed to achieve an overall balance, as well...

Saint Benedict Chapel by Peter Zumthor
Saint Benedict Chapel by Peter Zumthor

9 June, 2015

Architecture is evolving towards new forms and designs capable of reinventing traditional techniques and materials. These advances result in buildings as beautiful as the Saint Benedict Chapel in the municipality of Sumvitg, Graubünden (Switzerland). This fabulous work of engineering located in the slopes of the Swiss Alps has been masterfully produced by Pritzker prize winner...

Brazil and Japan in an intertwined forest of branches. Ikibana Restaurant, Barcelona
Brazil and Japan in an intertwined forest of branches. Ikibana Restaurant, Barcelona

10 April, 2015

An exotic experience filled with wood is embodied in the heart of Barcelona. Barcelona’s Paralelo Avenue is moved simultaneously to Brazil and Japan through Ikibana Restaurant. A gem of an interior design, and designed by El Estudio Creativo architects. Being faithful to the culinary essence of the establishment, and a  provider of Japanese and Brazilian...

A tree-dwelling inspired by Fibonacci spiral. Mathematics and wood in the Fibonacci Treehouse
A tree-dwelling inspired by Fibonacci spiral. Mathematics and wood in the Fibonacci Treehouse

10 March, 2015

If as well as being a faithful wood lover, you are into mathematics, you will be able to make out that a log table is inspired in this treehouse. The Fibonacci spiral, this mathematical formula often present  in nature is brought to life in this charming and cosy wooden house designed by the  Blue Forest...

A transparent church in Belgium by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
A transparent church in Belgium by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

15 December, 2014

Achieving buildings which do not obstruct the view of their surroundings is one of the greatest concerns of any architect and even more so when in natural landscapes. This problem can be solved thanks to the construction of “transparent” walls. Wood and steel make up a peculiar church erected in a meadow on the outskirts...

An office created from pallets: Pop-Up Office by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
An office created from pallets: Pop-Up Office by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

14 November, 2014

Wood evolves to give a space different uses, adapting itself to specific needs. This is the philosophy used by designers at the Dubbledam Architecture + Design studio (Toronto) to revolutionise the concept of work spaces with their Pop-Up Office, a design that unites the concepts of mobility, adaptability and flexibility. According to the creators of...

Wood-Skin: flexible wood that adapts like a second skin
Wood-Skin: flexible wood that adapts like a second skin

15 October, 2014

Could you imagine what it would mean to be able to give volume to wooden surfaces without needing to carve it? The Wood-Skin designers must have had this in mind as they have created a malleable wooden surface that can be used to design surprising shapes. This wood-skin is the result of wooden planks and...

Wood-Skin, una lámina de madera flexible  que se adapta como una segunda piel
Wood-Skin, una lámina de madera flexible que se adapta como una segunda piel

A modern home based on Hawaiian traditions
A modern home based on Hawaiian traditions

15 August, 2014

Nestled on the exotic island of Hawaii is a 750 square metre house designed by the Belzberg studio which perfectly integrates with the Kona landscape and culture. The house is arranged from east to west, with an exterior gallery corridor connecting the different “pods” with the different rooms and communal areas in the building. Large...

Signature Spaces by Nuno Brandão for L’Antic Colonial
Signature Spaces by Nuno Brandão for L’Antic Colonial

3 May, 2014

The warmth and timelessness of natural wood unite the different spaces designed by the Portuguese architect Nuno Brandão for L´Antic Colonial, on the occasion of the 21st PORCELANOSA Group International Exhibition. The signature space designed by Nuno Brandão reflects the author’s particular way of understanding architecture, based on geometry and visual impact, and above all...

The promenade Samuel De Champlain in Quebec, by Daoust Lestage
The promenade Samuel De Champlain in Quebec, by Daoust Lestage

15 March, 2014

Located between the Sillery coast and the Ross coast is an innovating project, in both design and symbology, full of nuances, textures and functional lines. We are speaking about the promenade Samuel de Champlain in Quebec, designed by Daoust Lestage architects for the 400th anniversary of the city. The main concept of this project, created...

Kengo Kuma gently works with wood
Kengo Kuma gently works with wood

The Kengo Kuma and Associates studio has captured the gentleness of wood in one of its latest projects: a new shop for the Sunny Hills trademark located in the Aoyama district in Tokyo that is specialised in selling popular Thai pineapple cakes. The design is inspired by traditional Japanese bamboo baskets which shape the establishment’s...

Wine making facility made from recycled boats, by Claudia Turrent + Alejandro D’Acosta Arquitectos
Wine making facility made from recycled boats, by Claudia Turrent + Alejandro D’Acosta Arquitectos

17 January, 2014

The Californian studio Claudia Turrent + Alejandro D’Acosta Arquitectos have bought wood and wine even closer by creating a wine facility from recycled wood. Both the design of the Ombligo wine facility and the origins of the raw material stand out to whoever visits this ingenious and creative project. The building, which aims to unite...