Building with wood

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about building with wood

Project • By Joris Verhoeven ArchitectuurPrivate Houses

Silky black house

This silky shining dwelling is located in an rural expansion area. At first glance this rustic laid back house does not stand out among the surrounding houses. The burnt wood subtly refers to black barns in this area.  John van Groenedaal The origin of the black-burned facade cladding technique is in Japan, where it is called Shou Sugi Ban. They use this age-old technique to make wood maintenance-free and sustainable. Burning creates a layer of carbon on the wood so that the ingress of moisture and mold is prevented.  John van Groenedaal The chamfering of the charred house follows the border of the plot. It is also oriented to the position of the sun. The entire house forms an asymmetrical sculptural play of mass and o... More

Product • By LunawoodLunawood Decking

Lunawood Decking

Lunawood Thermowood makes for an outstanding decking material due to its stability and durability. The Luna Profix hidden fixing clip enables quick and easy installation of the deck and creates a clean and elegant apperance without visible screws. Our decking products are also available factory oiled. More

Product • By LunawoodLunawood Interior

Lunawood Interior

Non-toxic Lunawood Thermowood is highly suitable for panelling and partition walls to create a welcoming atmosphere. The porous wood surface does not reflect sound in the same way as hard and artificial materials, making Lunawood an excellent choice for public spaces. Thermowood is one of the most used materials in saunas and it is excellent for spa interiors for it's low thermal conductivity, improved stability and resin-free nature. More

Product • By LunawoodLunawood Cladding

Lunawood Cladding

Lunawood is an unrivaled material for facades thanks to its dimensional stability, weather resistance, durability and beautiful appearance - all achieved without chemicals naturally through thermal modification. Lunawood Thermowood does not require surface coatings even in the most challenging climate conditions which makes it a truly sustainable choice throughout its life cycle.  This allows your project to have that naturally grayed exterior cladding, if desired.  The raw material for our products comes from a renewable and certified Scandinavian forest. More

Project • By Sempergreen®Offices

Floating Office Rotterdam

In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the largest floating office building in the world has been completed. Floating Office Rotterdam (FOR) has been designed by architectural firm Powerhouse Company, commissioned by the municipality of Rotterdam, project developer RED Company, and the Global Center on Adaptation. This unique office is an inspiring example of today’s sustainable technological innovations and circular building opportunities, and will be part of a new floating park in the Rijnhaven port of Rotterdam for 5 to 10 years.    On the south-facing side of the pitched roof, solar panels have been added. On the north side, a 900 sqm. Sempergreen green roof has been installed. This green roof doesn’t only consist of Sed... More

Project • By LS3POffices

Live Oak Bank Campus

Le campus de Live Oak Bank à Wilmington, en Caroline du Nord, célèbre son site serein et boisé tout en répondant à l'objectif de la société de créer le meilleur environnement de travail possible pour ses employés. Les bâtiments s'inspirent d'une palette de matériaux commune composée de cyprès, de verre et d'acier pour s'intégrer à l'environnement naturel tout en créant une esthétique moderne.  Le premier bâtiment du campus est ancré par un salon central surplombant la cour centrale et la terrasse ; les ailes de bureaux élancées de deux étages créent un sentiment de transpa... More

Project • By 2260mm arquitectesHousing

CAN CUETA

PROJECT OF A SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE LOCATED ON A VERY SMALL AND NARROW PLOT WITH A SINGLE STREET FACADE. THE PREMISE WAS TO MAKE A COMPLETE RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF THE HOUSE WITH TRADITIONALS MATERIALS AND SUSTEINABLE CRITERIA, TRYING TO DEDICATE HOURS IN SELF-CONSTRUCTION AND WITH THE MINIMUM POSSIBLE COST. THE IDEA WAS TO RECOVER THE OLD STONE WALLS AND HIGHLIGHT THEM THROUGH THE NEW WOODEN STRUCTURE. THIS BINOMIAL IS THE ONE THAT HAS ENDED UP DEFINING AND GIVING CHARACTER TO THE PROJECT. THE NARROW PLOT ALLOWS A STRUCTURE OF LAMINATED WOOD BEAMS SUPPORTED BY THE MEDIANS, GENERATING OPEN-PLAN PLANTS OPEN TO THE FACADE. THIS FACT MOVES THE STAIRCASE, VERY LIGHT, TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE, WHERE WITH OPENINGS ON THE ROOF, IT FAVORS THAT T... More

Project • By Mayer & SeldersPrivate Houses

casa com patio

This house is built in a privileged location, within Funchal’s amphitheatre, a renovation of a small pre-existing stone house that was kept untouched except for an external thermal insulation. Two new elements were added: an annex and a pitched roof, replacing but keeping the footprint of unruly previously built add-on constructions.   A light steel frame construction system was used in the new bodies which facilitated their assembly. Predominately natural materials were used for their inherent quality and environmental awareness by reducing toxic waste on site and the use of plastics and resins. For a seamless thermal and energy efficiency, thermal insulation was used beneath the wood cladding and double glazed aluminium windo... More

Project • By Crid ArhitectsHousing

Tall Wood Housing

Wood is a concept that mimics the natural growth behaviour of plants. The story of the structure begins where a tree is planted. When a tree becomes material for various structural purposes, the materials become a building and then the building decays with time and diminishes back into nature, creating an organism like lifecycle which exists without resisting and working along with major forces within earth’s natural ecosystem (more resilient architecture).Boom, acts as seed that spontaneously impregnates in nature. It sprouts to create symbiotic relationships between architectural culture and industry. When the system grows enough to create a cultural breakthrough, it starts to sprawl though the urba... More

Project • By Art GroupApartments

Apartment complex

The project of a spacious apartment for a young family. The first thing we met in our work was the different point of view of our customers, husband and wife, how the apartment should look like. Hi-tech and minimalism on the one hand, ethnic and loft style on the other. That's why we came to such an interesting symbiosis, which didn't become a compromise for anyone, but instead gathered together all the best sides.French board, marble slabs, Italian sofas, kitchen with a metal island, accessories from Indonesia, avant-garde drawing on the floor and walls. Speaking of technical solutions it is worth noting the innovative design of the partition, which separates the living room and the kitchen. It has a rotary system for the TV which allows y... More

Project • By GAFPAPrivate Houses

G1508 Reconversion Warehouse Ghent

The old ground floor warehouse of a terraced house in Ledeberg is replaced by a new wooden roof. The largest possible rectangle, cut through the main building, is fitted. Where the rectangle meets the fragmented plot boundary, patios emerge. Two wooden girders in a T-figure carry the roof, supported at their intersection by a new concrete column. The direction of the structure dictated by the main beams. Light walls made of insulating stones make rooms and insulate the partywall. More

Project • By Petra Gipp ArkitekturHousing

STADSHAGEN - housing IN SOLID WOOD FOR FOLKHEM

WAN Future Projects Residential Award, 1st prize.Stadshagen, StockholmIn Stadshagen, close to one of the highest points in Stockholm, the existing built environment is to be supplemented and a new district developed. The new district ends in a steep slope down towards Karlbergskanalen. At the edge of this slope we have designed two buildings for Folkhem, which in many respects exists on the boundary between city and nature.The buildings are clearly divided into two parts, with a base of light concrete and an upper massive wooden volume. Along the new street, the buildings stand in an urban context. In the buildings' ground floors the concrete plinth is modeled and creates generous storefronts that open onto small square formations, which be... More

Project • By Mirck ArchitecturePrivate Houses

DAYLIGHTHOUSE - ALMERE

An extensive ground floor house uses the limits of a large plot in Almere. Outside emphasized by a solid wall. Inside a surprising variety of open spaces created by a structure of columns and a shed roof. The house is designed according to the client`s wishes with related qualities introduced by the architect. The most prominent example is the wish to have only a ground level, combined with the quality of a shed roof for enough daylight. This characteristic is consistent throughout the building creating unique spaces. The programme is optimized underneath the wooden structure. There are three levels of entering the house: passing the solid wall, underneath the roof, and finally through a door. Openings in the wall are strategically p... More

Project • By Mirck ArchitectureHousing

double house - ypenburg

A young family bought a piece of land to build the house of their dreams. The plot is located in a new quarter of The Hague called Ypenburg. This particular area gives the opportunity to build any house you like, but... there are a few urban restrictions. One of these restrictions is the shape of the roof, and another one is the use of brickwork and/or wood in the facade. The client had a vision of a house with a house for the two parents and a house for their two children. This idea transformed in the "single family double house" where the parents` house and the children`s house greet each other in a unique space in between. The space is fully glazed and bounded by the two archetype houses. At the ground floor the space is unified with... More